External hard drive not mounting

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by harveypooka, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. harveypooka macrumors 65816

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    I've backed up all my files from a Mac pro manually to an external FireWire LaCie drive. I've completely flattened the Mac Pro.

    I needed something from the LaCie drive, so plugged it into my MacBook. The drive won't mount. It spins up, stays on - nothing in the Finder. I had a look into System Info under FireWire and it says "Unable to list FireWire devices" in red.

    I plugged the drive back into the Mac Pro (that's about to picked up by a new owner) and the drive won't mount there. In System Info under FireWire it merely gives the max. transfer speeds.

    I've got a lot of work on that drive and I can't believe the timing. Anything I can try to resurrect this drive before I weep like a small child?
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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  3. harveypooka thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Not a thing. But I fixed it! I took out the hard drive and put it in a different chassis. It looks like the FireWire interface is shot.

    Thank GOD!
     
  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Yeah, that's the diagnosis I was leaning towards as well.
     

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