External HD problems!?

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  1. adityashah1989 macrumors 6502

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    When I connect my External Hard Drive my Mac Book Pro fails to recognize it. Can anyone please give me a solution. It worked absolutely fine until today. And suddenly it just doesn't recognize it. My Hard drive is connected to power properly. It is showing a green light. But there is no difference on the screen, I restarted the computer. I turned the HD power off and restarted it. Nothing helps.
     
  2. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

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    try booting into your restore disk and using disk utility and see if it will be recognized there.
     
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  4. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    just leave it for a while. im sure it will come good. it cant just stop working like that. how old is it? has it had any bumps lately? etcetc
     
  5. adityashah1989 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have left it connected since an hour. And I can hear the disk sound from the HD so its definitely processing and it was working fine a few hours ago and it has not moved an inch all day. And the HD is just six months old.
     
  6. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    ok well it seems more of a controller problem (not being recognised by the computer). got another computer to try it in? have you double chcked all the data cables? are there any other interfaces on the hard drive to try? (i.e. firewire or something)
     
  7. adityashah1989 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The HD is not being recognised on my other mac as well. There is only one USB interface. And all the data cables are plugged in properly.
     
  8. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    thats quite odd. i have no fix at this stage, sorry.
     
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  10. adityashah1989 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Can any one tell me how to rescue my data atleast?
     
  11. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

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    Try removing the HD and putting it in another enclosure if your data is extremely important :confused:
    That has to suck, I've never had that type of problem before.

    If it's still under warranty, call the manufacturer first before opening it.
     
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  13. sascha h-k macrumors 6502

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    that's for sure a tech problem, connection/controller !

    put the hdd in another case.
     
  14. adityashah1989 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    As my HD was still new I had store warranty so I have sent it back. But they are not sure if they can protect my data. :mad:
     
  15. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

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    This would likely work. My guess is it's a problem with the enclosure. I had the same thing happen. The actual hard drive is probably fine.
     
  16. adityashah1989 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I hope they just change the cover and not reboot my whole HD.
     
  17. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    yea we hope not too :eek:

    its your data though hopefully they will do the right thing.
     
  18. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

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    That would certainly be the goal. Good luck.
     
  19. edblor macrumors regular

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    Does the drive show up in "About this MAC".

    Check under the ATA field, and it probably will be there. The issue is that it just is not mounting.

    As for mounting, Google "hard drive not mounting OS X".

    Report back to us.

    Cheers

    Just noticed that you sent it back. Well, hopefully they don't mess with your data. Next time, search for hard drive that won't mount.
     
  20. adityashah1989 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wish I had known that before. Thanks though.
     

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