Flash drive won't eject

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Scorch07, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. Scorch07 macrumors 6502

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    I have a flash drive that I use a good bit, but recently it's started doing this thing where it won't eject. Even force ejects hang and I literally have to restart the computer to get the message to go away.

    It also has issues deleting files. Perfect example, I just plugged it in, dragged one file to the trash, didn't do anything else, and when I try to empty the trash it says that file is in use when it definitely is not. Then, giving up on that I try to eject the drive and it won't.

    I'd say it won't eject about 3/4 of the time. Other drives are fine, so it's not something I'm doing, and it does it on every computer I try, so it's not just my computer in particular.

    Any ideas what might be causing this?

    It's a Patriot brand if that helps. Not some cheapo or anything.
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G5

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    "Any ideas what might be causing this?
    It's a Patriot brand if that helps. Not some cheapo or anything."

    Have you tried re-initializing the flash drive? Does that make a difference?

    I've read that sometimes, flash drives just "go bad", either incrementally, or all at once....
     
  3. broncopde macrumors 6502

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  4. CainFool macrumors newbie

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    Just pull it out, do a NVRAM Reset and plug it in again.
     

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