Time Machine (firewired external drive) Connection gets lost

Discussion in 'macOS' started by pete0621, Jun 1, 2008.

  1. pete0621 macrumors newbie

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    Re: iMac 20 with Intel processor: When I first installed a Maxtor external hard drive, Time Machine worked great, without intervention, for several months. It stills works great except, now when I log off (but not always), the connection to the external drive is lost (no icon on screen), and I have to throw the switch on the drive or Restart in order for it to be recognized (disconnecting and reconnecting the firewire also works). This is not a show stopper, but an annoying issue I would like to fix. All suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. BobZune macrumors 6502a

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  3. pete0621 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, that's good info. I really don't care if the time machine rests while I'm logged off, but I'm puzzled that the external drive is not recognized when I log back in. Any tips on how I can get the drive automatically located at login?
    Thanks
     
  4. BobZune macrumors 6502a

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  5. dmen macrumors newbie

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    pram

    i had the same issue and apple helped me zap the pram. no more dissappearing icon:D
     

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