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Steppenwolf 03-29-2009 06:42 PM

my mac wont recognize my external HDD
 
Hi,
My external HDD witch has worked perfectly on my Mac and my PC, but suddenly the Mac wont recognize it.
On my PC everything is fine, but when I try to connect it to my Mac I get no reaction of any kind.
Im thinking maybe it could have something to do with updating my Mac-Software.

Anybody smarter than me?

Thanks

Steppenwolf 03-31-2009 09:16 AM

nothing?

chscag 03-31-2009 02:01 PM

What format is the external drive using? FAT-32? Can you see the drive from Disk Utility?

Attach the drive to your PC, open a command prompt, (cmd.exe) and run
"chkdsk /f" on the drive. Any errors?

Also, it would be helpful if you could let us know what the specs are for your Mac. Model?

Regards.

vansmith 03-31-2009 02:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steppenwolf (Post 825656)
My external HDD witch has worked perfectly on my Mac and my PC, but suddenly the Mac wont recognize it.

It was recognized before? What has changed on your Mac and HD just before it stopped working (installed software, maintenance...)?

Steppenwolf 04-01-2009 06:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chscag (Post 826427)
What format is the external drive using? FAT-32? Can you see the drive from Disk Utility?

Attach the drive to your PC, open a command prompt, (cmd.exe) and run
"chkdsk /f" on the drive. Any errors?

Also, it would be helpful if you could let us know what the specs are for your Mac. Model?

Regards.

no, not FAT-32, its NTFS and no i can't see it anywhere, like i said no reaction at all-not even the sound that it normally makes when starts working, nothing, dead.

did what you said-no errors.


Model Name: MacBook
Model Identifier: MacBook3,1
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 4 MB
Memory: 1 GB
Bus Speed: 800 MHz
Boot ROM Version: MB31.008E.B02
SMC Version: 1.24f2

thanx for replaying!

Steppenwolf 04-01-2009 06:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vansmith (Post 826434)
It was recognized before? What has changed on your Mac and HD just before it stopped working (installed software, maintenance...)?

just software update.
thats why i'm so confused...

Steppenwolf 04-02-2009 01:27 PM

still no ideas?

osxx 04-03-2009 12:30 AM

Had mine do the same last week had worked fine for months and I use it
for TM backups so I rebooted the Mac,AE and the hard drive and everthing
works fine now or at least the last couple of days.


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