my external hard drive wont show up via firewire

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  1. macman2212 macrumors newbie

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    It's not. Please explain what is going on exactly.

    Just based on the thread title...

    -Does it appear in Disk utility?
    -Does it appear on another Mac?
    -Does it have a USB interface you could try connecting it with?
     
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  4. macman2212 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    disk utility does not come up
    I only own one mac
    and it always works via USB but i need it to work for firewire
     
  5. sadcamper macrumors regular

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    The firewire port might not be providing enough power to the device. Do you have the option of adding a power source (ac adapter)?
     
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    I reset the SMC and the startup went slower so I think it worked.
    And the enclosure does have its own power supply.
    however it still wont work
     
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