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    So I broke my usb...
    I unplugged my USB without ejecting. It was an accident and it was the first time it has happened. It has 2 partitions, one for my Mac and one for my PS3. The mac partition is no longer detected, only the PS3. I can't do anything on the PS3 partition though, its pretty much locked. Its strange because my PS3 can still use the files stored.

    I opened Disk Utility but, any repair and restore option is unclickable, it is greyed out. Disk Warrior is the same.

    Anyway I can fix it or is it dead?

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    If Disk Warrior can't do anything with it, it's likely bent for good. You may be able to re-format it with a PC but even then it may not work. Salvage what files you can from it before attempting to format it.

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    Same as with Windows gotta eject prior to disconnecting. Thumb drives can be pretty delicate instruments at the best of times. After following chscag's suggestion of formatting on a PC, give Disk Utility a try again and see if it locates the drive.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    Same as with Windows gotta eject prior to disconnecting. Thumb drives can be pretty delicate instruments at the best of times. After following chscag's suggestion of formatting on a PC, give Disk Utility a try again and see if it locates the drive.
    I can't format on PC. It says its write protected.

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    When the drive shows up in Disk Utility, what does it look like? Can you send us a screen shot?
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    When the drive shows up in Disk Utility, what does it look like? Can you send us a screen shot?
    This the only option and I am able to click:

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    Leave the PS3 partition alone for now. Click the Mac partition. Click Mount. What happens?
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    Click on 31.88GB Intenso and see if you can use the Repair button.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    Leave the PS3 partition alone for now. Click the Mac partition. Click Mount. What happens?


    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    Click on 31.88GB Intenso and see if you can use the Repair button.

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