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    Iomega Hard Drive Not Recognized on MacBook Pro
    I have a 1 TB Iomega Hard drive that has been formatted correctly originally and used since 2011. I recently attempted to back up some movies from my MacBook Pro and when I connected it the device was not recognized.

    I powered down the computer turned it off disconnected and reconnected after it booted without success. I went into disc utility and it is not being recognized.

    I currently run MAC OSX 10.7.4.

    Any other ideas would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
    Garth

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    The first thing you should try is a SMC and a PRAM reset.
    If that doesn't work, try using another cable to connect your harddrive to your Mac.
    Please post back with the results.

    SMC RESET

    • Shut down the computer.
    • Unplug the computer's power cord.
    • Press and hold the power button for 5 seconds.
    • Release the power button.
    • Attach the computers power cable.
    • Press the power button to turn on the computer.




    PRAM RESET

    • Shut down the computer.
    • Locate the following keys on the keyboard: Command, Option, P, and R. You will need to hold these keys down simultaneously in step 4.
    • Turn on the computer.
    • Press and hold the Command-Option-P-R keys. You must press this key combination before the gray screen appears.
    • Hold the keys down until the computer restarts and you hear the startup sound for the second time.
    • Release the keys.

    Ibanezi.

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    SMC and PRAM reset was unsuccessful.

    I will look into using another cable. I am using a USB connection that came with the HD. When I plug the usb into the computer the light comes on and I hear the disc start to spin in the HD. Could the cable be bad if I hear that noise as it starts up?

    Most people that I read have this problem can see the HD's on their disc utility but when I go to disc utility I don't.

    Thanks for any help you are able to provide.

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    If the drive spins, you "may" be able to resurrect it using Disk Warrior to rebuild the disk directory
    or a data recovery program like Drive Genius or Data Rescue 3.

    None of the above are free programs and I cannot guarantee success with any of them, although Disk Warrior has never let me down.

    Ibanezi.

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