External hard Drive help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by macosupafly, Dec 7, 2006.

  1. macosupafly macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2006
    I just recently got a macbook, and my old laptop, a compaq presario 2500, died. The hard drive is ok, so I tried to get the pictures and music off of it by putting it in an external enclosure and hooking it to my mac. When I plug it in, it does nothing, and the software that came with the case doesn't have any type of help menu on it.

    I wasn't trying to wipe the hard drive, just copy the data off of it onto this computer. Is there something I am doing wrong.
  2. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603


    Aug 20, 2005
    Thank you Jah...I'm so Blessed
    Does the external case come with its own power supply?
    It sounds like its not getting enough power it needs to function.

  3. macosupafly thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2006
    It has a second usb cable that plugs in to supple power.

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