Hard drive failure?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by bigboy99, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. bigboy99 macrumors 6502

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    #1
    My WD 500GB is no longer being recognized by my MacBook Pro. It powers up okay, and the disk is spinning quietly, but neither the firewire or USB connections bring it up in Finder or Disk Utility. Is there any hope or is it dead?
     
  2. akadmon macrumors 68010

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    Does it show up in Disk Utility? Have you tried running DU repairs on it? What happens when you hook it up to a different computer?
     
  3. bigboy99 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The HD does not show up in Disk Utility or my G4 Powerbook. Not good. Otherwise it sounds okay - no grinding or clicking, etc.
     

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