Connection failed on external USB

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by GoCubsGo, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

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    I have an external usb drive connected to my AEBS that I use for my iTunes library (mainly). I was transferring a file to the external from my desktop and changing the genre on about 40 music files all at once when iTunes crashed. It wouldn't close completely nor could I force quit. I had to shut down completely by pressing the power button on my computer until it turned off. I booted up and things seemed ok but I couldn't connect to the external. I rebooted and still no joy. I am not sure what to do to connect to it.
    Any thoughts?
     
  2. froggytreafrogg macrumors regular

    froggytreafrogg

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    You most likely have tried this but unplug the USB and power from your external hard drive for a minute. Then plug it back in. If that doesn't get it, plug the external hd into another computer and see if it picks up there; if it does, reformat it in disk utility. Then try it again on your mac.
     
  3. GoCubsGo thread starter macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

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    I did that, except the reformat. ;) It didn't pick up at all. However, I just tried again this morning...I didn't leave the computer off, it was just sleeping. I think eventually whatever the issue was finally timed out and "released" itself. I think everything is working fine now.
     

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