what is going on with time machine or my ext hard drive?!?!

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by muymal, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. muymal macrumors member

    Jul 8, 2007
    i have a simple tech 200gb ext hard drive. idk what is going on, but everytime i try to back up, it would start for a while then all of a sudden, it says "device improperly removed" while it is still plugged in! and sometimes it wouldn't even recognize it.

    i try restarting leaving it plug in and i try unplugging and replugging. nothing works!

    please help
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    Sounds like a bad hard drive or I/O connection.
  3. muymal thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 8, 2007
    ah damn it, i had the hard drive for less than 6 months! sigh
  4. MacBass macrumors 6502


    Aug 12, 2005
    La Crosse, WI
    Does the HDD have a separate power supply, or is it bus powered? It could be a bad connection with power, a drop in power would cause the drive to restart and be "improperly removed".
  5. muymal thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 8, 2007
    it's bus power, why is there a sudden drop in power if that is the case?

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