External Harddrive Question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by vicious7, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. vicious7 macrumors 6502a

    vicious7

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    I'm new to OS X, so please bear this in mind regarding this question.

    Yesterday, I powered off my external harddrive without "quitting" it from my MBP. Now, the harddrive light is flashing and the computer won't connect to the external it.

    I checked to see if the external HD is still working by connecting it to a PC and all seems fine.

    The question is, what do I need to do to get the mac to connect with the external harddrive again.

    Thanks :)
     
  2. AbsenceOfTruth macrumors regular

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    Completely turn off the external hard drive as in unplug both cables connected. Reconnect and you should be set. If not, try a restart.
     
  3. kolax macrumors G3

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    Leave it plugged in for a few minutes - OSX will be doing some sort of diagnostics on it.

    I notice when I plug my external hard drive in sometimes it takes up to 2 minutes to appear (although the HDD's activity light is flashing).
     
  4. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    check to see if the harddrive appears in "disk utility".. maybe u can manually mount it in there... if not do as the others have advised
     
  5. vicious7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    vicious7

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    Yep, thanks folks. All of your comments helped. :D
     

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