External HD Won't back up

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by will0407, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. will0407 macrumors 6502a

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    May 20, 2006
    #1
    I had a 320GB WD passport drive I replaced the drive with a 500GB WD scorpio blue.

    It's been working fine, until today...

    I thought I'd ejected it so pulled out the USB. It came up with the error message, so I plugged it back in. It reied to do a time machine back up but keeps getting stuck after about 10GB's of backup.

    I've attached an image of the error message I keep getting.

    I've tried erasing the drive, erasing then doing a disk repair (which said it needed repairing but was fine after repair)

    Not sure what else to try as it still won't back up properly

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  2. Sheeds macrumors member

    Sheeds

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    Ottawa
    #2
    if you boot off your install disks and then repair it or erase it again it might work. I had an external drive that had turned into a brick with cables until I formatted it using my install disks, it's working fine now!
     

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