External Hard Drive Won't Mount

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

  1. Jakten macrumors newbie

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    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 6502a

    eRondeau

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    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

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    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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