Powerbook doesn't see my external drive

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by jck905, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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!
    help!
     
  2. TEG
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    TEG

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    #2
    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.

    TEG
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    but i tried my firewire as well. do i still need an external powersource?
     
  4. macrumors 65816

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    Do other similar drives work?

    You might try repairing permissions and deleting extensions.mkext and extensions.kextcache, then restarting your Mac.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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:
     

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