External HD problem on Mavericks

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by kenglade07, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. kenglade07 macrumors member

    Dec 9, 2013
    I have a Passport external HD convected via USB to my intel iMac. Yesterday, while I was backing up some files to the cloud (Zipcloud) I got a message saying to eject my external drive. I was in the middle of something and by the time I got to it, the external icon had disappeared. I unplugged and then re-plugged, but the HD is not recognized by Disk Utility or under USB in System profiles. I tried the HD on my macbook pro running Lion but it doesn't recognize it either.

    I can feel the drive spinning but I'm unable to access it to make changes or attempt repair. It was running fine before I got the message to eject. Any suggestions?
  2. Partron22 macrumors 68020


    Apr 13, 2011

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