New iMac problem

Discussion in 'iMac' started by djearlybird, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. djearlybird macrumors regular

    Jul 3, 2007
    All I can say is wow. If you are debating on whether to order one, just do it! I drove 1 hr 30 mins in the rain both ways to the closest Apple Store and got the 24" 2.4. Very pleased with it.

    However I am having a slight problem. The iMac isn't recognizing my firewire hard drive. I disconnected it from my powerbook, hooked it up to the iMac, and it doesn't see it. I restarted both the iMac and the hard drive. Anyone else have this problem, or a solution?:apple::D:apple::D
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    If it is a bus powered HD, try using the power brick.
  3. Belly-laughs macrumors 6502a


    Jun 8, 2003
    you wish
    I had this issue with an external drive. The solution was to unplug the FW cable, restart the drive (wait for it to spin up completely) and re-insert the FW cable.
  4. djearlybird thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 3, 2007

    The firewire 400 port does work, I hooked up my video camera, and iMovie recognized it. However, The firewire external is a no show. I have restarted it like suggested, but to no avail. Any other suggestions? :confused:

    PS-> The hd is recoginized by the other 2 macs I have here in the house.
  5. sclusiv macrumors newbie

    Apr 5, 2007
    try firing up disk utility from the utilities folder ... it takes up a bit of time ... my wdbook acts up sometimes when i switch from between my xp box and the powerbook ... its a terabit drive so it takes a long time to recognize but eventually shows up ...

    worst case ... if you have a pc as well ... you may try hooking up the external drive to the windows box and delete all mac files ... ds store, volume etc ... and hook it back up to the mac ...

    give it a shot ...
  6. armani macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2007
    Is your drive Western Digital? I had the same problem, went to Apple store and they tried their drives and it worked fine, so I returned the drive. WD said they would have to update the firmware for new macs.
  7. djearlybird thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 3, 2007
    Nah, its an Iomega. I am actually in the process of running bootcamp to install windoze =( I think after reading theutopian's post, he may be onto something. The volume files are for PowerPC and Intel, I just hope he is right....:apple:
  8. sclusiv macrumors newbie

    Apr 5, 2007
    its a wd my book 1 tb pro edition ... i guess

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