Ext Firewire HDD not found since Firmware Upgrade

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by gunston, Apr 27, 2007.

  1. gunston macrumors newbie

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    Hi All
    I am new to Mac's!
    I have an Imac 24" 1Gig ram using OS x 10.4.9.
    When I was using 10.4.7 my Ritmo 300Gig Firewire HDD was mounting without any problems, since the upgrade to 10.4.9 it won't mount.
    I believe the HDD is OK it also has USB2.
    Is it possible to manually mount the HDD?
    Can OS x be rolled back to 10.4.7?
    Any other suggestions?

    Thanks in advance:)
    Chris
     
  2. telecomm macrumors 65816

    telecomm

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    You can manually mount any visible drives through the Disk Utility app in the Utilities folder.

    If the drive isn't visible in Disk Utility, I know that one solution that often works on laptops is shutting down and leaving the laptop unplugged for about 5 minutes (this apparently resets something related to firewire). I don't know if this is also a solution for desktops. Good luck.
     
  3. 3kids macrumors regular

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    I lost stuff also in the security update. That among other problems. :confused:
     
  4. gunston thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Guys
    But neither of those suggestions worked.

    Chris
     
  5. telecomm macrumors 65816

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    Are you sure it's not the drive? Does it work on another computer? Does it work when connected via USB? Also, do you have any other firewire devices you can use to test the firewire port on your iMac?
     
  6. gunston thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Guys for your help.
    It does appear to be the hard drive. I was quite confident it was OK:eek:

    Regards
    Chris
     

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