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My PowerBook G4 doesn't recognize my external hardrive

My PowerBook G4 doesn't recognize my external hardrive

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How long has this been happening--what OS are you using--has it ever recognized the hard drive? Ralph

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Change the port you are plugged into. Go to Applications - Utilities - Disk Utility and see if that program will see it, if so try to repair it. Check your external enclosure to see if it is powering up. I would also change the cable to the enclosure.

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Ralph,

Thanks for your answer. I tried it but it did not work.

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All the Titanium models have poor and easy to blow firewire port. I would be not surprised if yours was dead. Try a known working firewire device in the port to troubleshoot it.

Now if you talk about a USB external drive, maybe you need to connect the drive in the two USB ports to give it enough power to mount on the desktop.

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Thanks, for your help I bought a USB 2.0 Mini-B Male to 2 USB A Male Y-Cable and it worked. Thanks a million.

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