Can't Locate new External Hard Drive

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  1. confused.mac, Apr 23, 2011
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    I just bought a Hitachi USB 2.0 XL1000 external hard drive. The first time I plugged it in, it showed up and opened with time machine. But then Time Machine suddenly quit, so I unplugged the drive and now it won't show up when I connect it-the drive makes the sound that it is working, but then after a while it just turns off again. I am new to this, any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    No, I went to disk utility and it didn't show up.
     
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    are you connecting the drive to your Mac directly or via a USB hub ? have you tried a different USB port and/or cable ?

    is the drive showing up in system profiler ?
     
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    Yes, I'm using a usb port and a usb cable. I have not checked in system profiler.
     
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    What specific machine are you using? a powermac?
     
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    have you tried a different cable ? have you tried another USB port ?
     
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    I checked in system profiler, it says there is no devices in the computer.
     
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    Make sure it's plugged in and restart the computer, see if it shows up again.
     

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