Firewire drive won't mount on G5

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Bob Jovi, Jun 21, 2007.

  1. Bob Jovi macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2006
    hi there,
    i've got a firewire drive that won't mount on my G5 powermac but will on my macbook. could there be a problem with the FW plug on the machine?
  2. savagerider macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2007
    Tomball, Texas
    Firewire 400 or Firewire 800. The G5 has more than one 400 plug so you could test that. Does the dock on the G5 show the firewire drive? Does disk utility show the drive? Did you disconnect power to the drive without first unmounting it?
  3. statikcat macrumors 6502


    Mar 20, 2007
    Verify and Repair it in Disk Utility on the working Mac.

    Also Verify and Repair disk permissions of the OS drive in the problematic Mac.
  4. djbahdow01 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 19, 2004
    Northeast, CT
    I would recommend when your drive is connected to your G5 go to disk utility, and see if it can see the drive and try to mount it from there.

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