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I cannot read my western digital external hard drive from my macintosh. Was there last week, but disapeared when I started my computer today. Any suggestions?


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Unplug the power cord , have your computer boot completely then plug in your hard drive again.

This next bit is a bit unorthodox but as you plug in the power can you hear it spin up ?

if not i think that the power module inside the case is faulty

If it does spin up hopefully your macintosh can detect it now , im not to familiar with macintosh's but i think dirvers are apart of the windows world so either uninstall the drivers (if any) and reinstall if none check the usb or firewire cable is properly plugged in , if so check the usb or firewire cord works by trying it on another device or purchasing a new one and testing it on your hard drive.

If none of that works i suggest you get a replacement on warranty if the data on the disk is easily replaceable , if it isnt you can open the case, remove the hard drive and buy a external hard drive enclosure kit and use the hard drive in that.

Sorry i can't be of more assistance but the macworld is very foreign to me

Goodluck and please don't forget to rate :D
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