External HDD wont show

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by mnmurgante, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. mnmurgante macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2010
    Hi I just took the hard drive out of my old ibook g4 and put it in a case to use an external.
    But for some reason it won't show up? I looked in disk utility and its there but i cant mount it or repair it or anything. tried it on my wife's mack book same deal. i need the data on it.

    any ideas
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    What kind of external HDD case do you use and please be specific?

    Also does it use USB or Firewire or both?

    And what Mac OS X version do you have with what Mac?

    PS: It's quite an "old" thread in forum time as I just realized.
  3. iShater macrumors 604


    Aug 13, 2002
    Also, are you using an external power supply for it?

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