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    Jan 31, 2007
    MBP doesnt detect WD external
    I just bought a 500gb WD MyBook Studio Edition External HD. When I plugged it in and powered it up it immediately popped up on my MBP (OS 10.4) and I easily backed up some files. However after I disconnected it I can't get it to connect w/ my Mac again. I've tried both the firewire 400 and 800 cords but nothing happens. I power it up then plug it in, plug it in then power. Anyone know whats goin on? I had a usb external and it would just pop up evertime I plugged it in.

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    Oct 09, 2006
    Newfoundland, Canada
    2.2Ghz i7 Late 2011 MBP: 16GB Ram 500GB Seagate XT HD
    This happens every now and then with my macbook, always if i haven't rebooted in a while (ie about a month). A simple reboot solves it for me.

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