Devices eject when MBA goes to sleep

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by shonor6, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. shonor6, Sep 7, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2012

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    Hello. I have a month old MBA and I've just noticed that whenever I close the laptop or put it to sleep in any other way - the moment I wake it up I see a red error message: "The disk was not ejected properly. If possible, always eject a disk before unplugging it or turning it off".

    After that I can no longer find neither my USB 3.0 WD External HDD nor my 32GB SD card in the device list.

    Any help?
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    That's strange. I assume you're not unplugging them? It normally doesn't unmount when put to sleep.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    Of course they're not being unplugged, HOWEVER, they aren't connect to the Macbook directly, but rather through a USB hub. Maybe it has something to do with that. I'll try connecting it directly and update here.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors member

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    I guess I was right, connected it directly to the laptop's usb port and worked like charm. The thing is - I also had an SD card in the slot which worked perfectly, until computer went to sleep. When I woke it up I saw that "not ejected properly" error, but this time, it referred to the SD card. Now Mac wouldn't recognize the SD card when I insert it, however this specific card works perfectly with Windows.

    What now?
     
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    chrisrosemusic1

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    It will have 'corrupted' but don't worry - you can recover it.

    Open the 'Disk Utility' app under Applications>Utilities.

    It should show in there under the SSD drive, but you will need to repair it - once you have it'll work again.
     

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