external firewire drive not recognized

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by placebo, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. placebo macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi, I have a Fantom external firewire drive, and suddenly my iBook is not seeing it at all. It powers up and everything but I can't see it on the desktop at all. I've tried just about everything. It sucks cause I've got tons of music on this thing. Does anybody have any suggestions?
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    #2
    Have you tired rebooting/changing port.

    Is it listed in terminal, to check open terminal (found in utilities) and type in

    diskutil list

    and press enter.
     
  3. placebo thread starter macrumors member

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    here's what i get:
    /dev/disk0
    #: type name size identifier
    0: Apple_partition_scheme *27.9 GB disk0
    1: Apple_partition_map 31.5 KB disk0s1
    2: Apple_Driver43 28.0 KB disk0s2
    3: Apple_Driver43 28.0 KB disk0s3
    4: Apple_Driver_ATA 28.0 KB disk0s4
    5: Apple_Driver_ATA 28.0 KB disk0s5
    6: Apple_FWDriver 256.0 KB disk0s6
    7: Apple_Driver_IOKit 256.0 KB disk0s7
    8: Apple_Patches 256.0 KB disk0s8
    9: Apple_HFS Macintosh HD 27.9 GB disk0s9
    /dev/disk1
    #: type name size identifier
    0: CD_partition_scheme Audio CD *499.0 MB disk1
    1: CD_DA 33.2 MB disk1s1
    2: CD_DA 34.8 MB disk1s2
    3: CD_DA 217.6 MB disk1s3
    4: CD_DA 36.5 MB disk1s4
    5: CD_DA 67.1 MB disk1s5
    6: CD_DA 36.7 MB disk1s6
    7: CD_DA 73.1 MB disk1s7
    ***

    i don't see it all..please tell me it's not lost.
     
  4. redAPPLE macrumors 68030

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    #4
    could you connect it to another mac and test it there?
     

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