Help! MBA stop recognize USB external hard drive.

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by riverwater, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. riverwater macrumors member

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    I have a 1.5T seagate freeagent goflex USB external hard drive, use to work well on my 2011 13" MBA. It stop working today, no sign after plug in the USB cable, the light on the drive is on, but no drive showed in Finder or on the desktop. The hard drive is good, as it can read/write on a windows PC and on a 2010 MBP. The USB ports on the MBA are working, as it can access iPhone and a USB flash drive. I try another USB external hard drive, no go. I cannot remember if I ejected the hard drive when I unplug it last time. Any idea how to fix the problem.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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  3. riverwater thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, I can see the drive in the Disk Utility, how can I make it accessible in Finder or show a icon on desktop?

     
  4. simsaladimbamba, Jan 24, 2012
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    simsaladimbamba

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    Can you make a screenshot and attach it to your next post?
    What if you click on the actual volume* and then the MOUNT button?


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  5. illini71 macrumors member

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    go to finder/preferences/show to desktop.....
     
  6. riverwater thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you, I repaired the disk in the Disk Utility, then mount it. Now the hard drive showed in both Finder and Desktop.



     

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