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  1. #1

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    Apr 04, 2010
    USB 16GB stick doesn't show up
    I have a small 16GB stick that isn't showing up at all on desktop, profiler, or disk utility when I plug it in. I've tried it on a MacBook running Snow Leopard, and Powerbook, running Tiger.

    It was originally formatted on a mac, and I used it a couple of times, and I've just reformatted it in a Yamaha Keyboard, in a format that I know can be read by macs (I've formatted another 8GB USB stick with the keyboard, that reads OK on my mac).

    So basically, it's working on Windows, not on mac. Any advice or suggestions?

    I've tried rebooting with it connected, still no joy.

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    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    I would say go ahead and reformat it again but this time use a PC. Erase it and then format it as FAT-32. Do not use Disk Utility from your Mac to do the formatting.

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    harryb2448's Avatar
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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB PCI-e storgae StOS X.13.3
    Also some memory sticks have a remarkable short lifespan no doubt due to the incredible amount of storage on such a small space.

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