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    Jan 20, 2013
    [help] I cannot erase usb flash in disk utility
    hi there,
    I've formatted my usb stick today, and transfered some files into this usb, but this usb stick become unmount in the middle. I cannot do anything right now, including erase from disk utility, the information shows "Volume Erase failed with the error: Couldn’t unmount disk."
    how can I fix this problem?

    Thanks a lot


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    Dec 20, 2006
    Lake Mary, Florida
    15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
    I went ahead and moved your thread to our 'Other Hardware and Peripherals' forum, as I can't see what this has to do with 'Community Suggestions and Feedback'.

    As to your question, it sounds like the drive may have become loose in the USB slot while you were working with it. Make sure it's good and tight. Reboot the computer (Apple menu => Restart) and open Disk Utility and erase the drive again.

    If the issue persists, I would imagine you simply have a bad flash drive.
    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!

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