ibook g4 not verifying seagate freeagent pro 500 GB harddrive?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by askettius, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. askettius macrumors newbie

    askettius

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    hey guys, i am new to this forum and everybody seams nice, but i have come over a problem, my ibook g4 1.33ghz, 512 ram, 40 GB harddrive, 12.1 inch runing leopard 10.5.6. is now not verifying my external harddrive i have a seagate freeagent pro 500 GB. it was working fine for almost a half of a year. i know that the harddrive has a 5 year worinty but i dont want to lose all my stuff on the harddrive because i have most of my stuff on there like all of my photography stuff. and it asks me if i want to verify the drive or repair the drive and i tryed both of them and it says it failed both so then its telling me to back all of the files up and erase the disk and i dont have anywere to put all my files because the internal 40 GB harddrive isnt enough space to back it all up. so what i would like to know if there is another way to do this ? thanks for all the help guys :apple:
     
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  3. askettius thread starter macrumors newbie

    askettius

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    no ween i plug the firewire in it says "disk insertion, the disk you inserted was not readable bye this computer" and then it gives me three options, initialize..., ignore and eject, ween i sulect initialize then it takes me to disk utility and then theres first aid and thats if i want to repair or verify and then it fails at that, then theres erase, and partition, RAID, restore and i have not done anything else i mite try restore but i am not shore what to do at that stage.. ween i sulect ignore it doesnt do anything to the sitchuashon so its like the same thing as ejecting it. thanks for the help
     
  4. mbpnewbie macrumors regular

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    Please learn to spell. It's hard as hell to figure out what you're saying.
     
  5. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    This please.
     
  6. askettius thread starter macrumors newbie

    askettius

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    sorry about the spelling i am not to good at spelling but i will try harder than i did before lol i guess it was that odvious sorry again :apple:
     
  7. JamesGorman macrumors 65816

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    Have you tried re formatting the disk? if not im not sure what could be happening..but as for your spelling i can understand it fine lol
     
  8. askettius thread starter macrumors newbie

    askettius

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    ok im going to try re formating it thanks for the help guys i hope something good happens :apple:
     
  9. lixuelai macrumors 6502a

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    Ah reformat is not the best idea if you want to keep the data. Of course you can try reformating then recovering it but that seems like a load of pain and will not guarantee success...
     
  10. Sky Blue Guest

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    You'll lose everything on it if you re-format.
     
  11. askettius thread starter macrumors newbie

    askettius

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    hey guys. i lost everything i know you guys told me but i could not find out another way. so the big problem is my photos... i got almost half of them back because i just remembered that i put about half of them on a flash drive. and i put all of my photos on my 3G ipod nano 8GB, the problem is i cant find out how to get them off of the ipod. does anybody know how to get photos off of an ipod? thanks for all the help guys i am really greatful :apple:
     

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