Problem with external HD

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by petersonwork, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. petersonwork macrumors newbie

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    Hey, when i plugged my external in I got a message saying that I took it out wrong and some information might have been lost. Now whenever I plug it in it does not show up and nothing happens and I have all of my work and all of my files.
    Please Help,
    -Ken
     
  2. janey macrumors 603

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    You should go to Applications > Utilities > Disk Utility and see if your disk shows up there. Then try to verify/repair it.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You need to unmount/eject the drive before you unplug it. To do that, drag the drive icon from your desktop to your trash can.
     
  4. petersonwork thread starter macrumors newbie

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    When I went to Disk Utility it did not show up there so I could not repair or whatever.
     
  5. steeler macrumors regular

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    Or click the Eject Icon next to the drive on the left side of the Finder window.
     
  6. janey macrumors 603

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    Disconnect from computer, turn off the drive completely, then turn it back on and plug it back in? It gives absolutely no messages anymore?

    Also, check system.log in Console (also in the utilities folder) to see if there are any errors...
     
  7. petersonwork thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Jul 22 14:28:15 new-host-2 Disk Utility[195]: **********
    Jul 22 14:28:15 new-host-2 Disk Utility[195]: Disk Utility started.
    Jul 22 14:28:51 new-host-2 Disk Utility[202]: **********
    Jul 22 14:28:51 new-host-2 Disk Utility[202]: Disk Utility started.

    Like nothing comes up at all....no messages or anything. I plug in and nothign happens at all. Not even like loading or anything popping up.
    -Ken
     
  8. jmacatac2002 macrumors member

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    I had a problem like that too, well not exactly like that but similar. It might have something to do with formatting issues. . . Mac tends to do things like that. . . like it all of a sudden realizes after using it for a while, that "oh, this drive isn't formatted correctly so I'm going to stop allowing it to work." If there is a PC around try plugging it into that, to see if it works on a PC, that will let you know if the External is damaged or the Mac.
     
  9. Consultant macrumors G5

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