New USB flash drive will not work, help....

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Irock619, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. Irock619 macrumors 68000

    Irock619

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    Hello,

    I have done a few searches and can't find this problem I am having. I have a brand new flash drive that won't show in disk utility, finder, or my desktop. This drive is new straight from the packaging. I haven't formatted or done anything else to it. All my other USB devices work fine, so that rules out a dead USB port. The drive is recognized on windows computer, but not my mac. Does anybody know of any solutions? I tried rebooting the computer and unplugging all other USB devices with no success. Thanks!
     
  2. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    Format it from a Windows PC to EXFAT or FAT then try.
     
  3. Irock619 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ok I'll try that and report back. Thanks for the tip.
     
  4. Irock619 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Well the stupid PC won't let me format. It keeps saying program not responding. Not sure how to get this USB drive to work.
     
  5. Irock619 thread starter macrumors 68000

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  6. Irock619 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Irock619

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    Bump

    Any other ideas out there? I would like to start using my flash drive if possible, or is it a dud?
     

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