External Hard Drive Won't Mount

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Jakten, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. Jakten macrumors newbie

    Mar 14, 2009
    I think I accidentally unplugged it with out Ejecting it, I've done this before without any problems though. Now It will not mount, the only place I can see it is in Disk Utility where its greyed out and it tells me to run a disk repair if I try to mount or eject it. When I run a disk repair it does nothing.

    Please help! I need the files for work really soon!
  2. eRondeau macrumors 65816


    Mar 3, 2004
    Canada's South Coast
    Before you panic, try completely unplugging it from the wall. Don't just turn it off -- unplug it. I had this happen with an external HD as well, and shutting it off didn't reset it. Only when I completely unplugged it from power did it reset. :apple:
  3. Jakten thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 14, 2009
    my hard drive powers from the computer itself so it doesn't have a power button or plug :\ I'm trying it on a PC now as i've heard usually that works.

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