Mac won't recognize External hard drive

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by crsjr99, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. crsjr99 macrumors newbie

    Apr 7, 2010
    All of a sudden my macbook pro won't recognize my Lacie hd. I changed f/w cable and plugged external hd into an older mac but the icon does not show up on either. The drive powers up when connected either mac's but still on icon. How can I get the data off of the drive?????
  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    Could you repeat this in English, please?
  4. skorpien macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    He meant that the drive powers up when connected to either Mac, but there's still no icon.

    Sounds like the drive may be shot if it's powering up but not mounting. As Dave Braine asked, find out if it shows up in Disk Utility first, and if it does you may be able to recover the data.

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