External Hard Drive error...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by guitarmaster18, Apr 28, 2007.

  1. guitarmaster18 macrumors regular

    guitarmaster18

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    Ok, so I just bought a external FW/USB 2.0 Harddrive. Everything was going fine until now. It used to just run off of one FW cord (It is a mobile harddrive). Now, The FW only works for power. It used to run off only USB 2.0. Now, the Harddrive spins up and down when plugged in to only USB 2.0. So, what I have to do is Plug in BOTH FW and USB, FW for power and USB 2.0 for data. I tried the drive on multiple computers, and it did the exact same thing! Do you have any ideas? I desperatly need help!
     
  2. captainbeefheat macrumors regular

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    Hardware failure? Is it still in warrentry (sp?)?
     
  3. guitarmaster18 thread starter macrumors regular

    guitarmaster18

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    Nah, it is the harddrive, not the comp, because I tried it on multiple computers.
     
  4. guitarmaster18 thread starter macrumors regular

    guitarmaster18

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    Could someone help?? I really need help with this one:confused:
     
  5. eluk macrumors 6502a

    eluk

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    Like the Captain suggested hardware failure i.e. the drive. Seems to me it is he controller in the drive.
     

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