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my mac do not recognize my external harddrive


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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?

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nothing?
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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?

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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...)?

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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

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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...
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still no ideas?
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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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