View Full Version : Powerbook doesn't see my external drive

Aug 13, 2008, 07:57 PM
I just got a new G-drive mini for my PowerPC G4 Powerbook and I used the firewire to connect and my computer doesn't see the hard drive.:mad:
I tried the usb cord as well and I restarted etc etc.
I checked the disk utility and nothing is their either!

Aug 13, 2008, 08:02 PM
If you use it on USB you need external Power. It simply sounds like your system isn't powering it via FW, which may mean a busted FW port, or simply a blown fuse.


Aug 13, 2008, 08:11 PM
but i tried my firewire as well. do i still need an external powersource?

Aug 13, 2008, 08:43 PM
Do other similar drives work?

You might try repairing permissions and deleting extensions.mkext and extensions.kextcache, then restarting your Mac.

Aug 13, 2008, 08:53 PM
just tried out a LaCie 'rugged' drive and no cigar.
will deleting those files screw up my computer? i'm kinda scared to randomly delete things :confused: