usb drive prob!!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by .mark., Sep 17, 2007.

  1. .mark. macrumors 6502

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    I have a USB drive (8GB - i think its a mini HDD rather than flash) which i haven't used for a while and i lend it to friends a lot. Since i last got it from a friend i haven't used it until now and it doesn't seem to work! I plug it in to my mac and the light on the device comes on but then it doesnt come up on the desktop. Does anyone know of a way i can see if it works, maybe with some diagnostic software??
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Open Disk Utility and see if it sees it and can mount it. Otherwise I suggest trying on other machines.
     
  3. I'm a ROb macrumors member

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    me too

    Hi,

    I have a simular problem:
    USB stick (128 MB, brand unknown, FAT16 structure)
    - succesfully mounts on several windows machines
    - succesfully mounts on my iBook G3 (10.3)
    - does NOT mount on my new Alu iMac (10.4) using the USB port on the keyboard or on the iMac itself. The device does not pop up in /Volumes/

    When I open Diskutil, the disk suddenly mounts and is shown on the desktop.

    Any explanations? How can I correct this problem?

    Thanks!
     
  4. blodwyn macrumors 65816

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    #4
    Could you be having the same problem as in this thread?
     

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