My External USB HD won't connect

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bobber205, Feb 4, 2007.

  1. bobber205 macrumors 68020

    bobber205

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    #1
    How do I force OS X to look to see if there are any drives (like external drives) that it can connect to?

    ....

    It's connected to my computer via USB 2.0. I've tried restarting 5 times. Nothing helps. *angry*

    WTF. I've had this drive for like 2 days and it's already crapped out?
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

    psychofreak

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    #2
    Open disk utility

    Make sure that it is turned on
     
  3. bobber205 thread starter macrumors 68020

    bobber205

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    #3
    It doesn't even show up in Disk Utility.

    And it's turned on. lol ;)
     
  4. Bwebb macrumors member

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    #4
    Have you tried:

    another usb cable you can try
    another usb port on computer to try
    another computer to try the drive with
    power off the drive then back on
     
  5. bobber205 thread starter macrumors 68020

    bobber205

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    #5
    Guess I held my tongue just right.

    Before I read your post, I tried opening the external enclosure up to see if anything was loose. Nothing was... :)

    Then I plugged the cable back in and then the power and it worked.

    :D

    Why it was messed up we may never know. ;)
     

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