my external hard drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mym4c, Oct 30, 2005.

  1. mym4c macrumors newbie

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    my powerbook (im running mac os x) doesnt recongize my new external harddrive but it recongizes my flashdrive.

    i put my external harddrive usb in the usb port and nothing happens.
     
  2. untamedhysteria macrumors regular

    untamedhysteria

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    have you checked in disk utility? it may show up there...and you prolly need to format it...if it doesn't show up...there are a lot of problems with controllers....the controller on the external might be bad....check on newegg.com or somewhere if that's the case to get a good deal on new controllers.
     
  3. schmittie macrumors newbie

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    is your new external a LaCie FA Porsche drive?
     
  4. James Philp macrumors 65816

    James Philp

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    This may sound stupid, but - plugged the power in?
     

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