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My MAC won't recognize my WD 80 GIg External HD

No real details just won't recognize my USB connected HardDrive.  It's a Mac OSX 10.5.4 THe Light comes on so I know there's power and sometimes I can hear it spin.  

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  • hkwok168 Dec 01, 2008

    I actually have two WD USB hard drives.  Both drives would not recognized when I plugged in either left or right side of the USB ports.
    My Mac is PowerBook G4 1.7GHz.  

  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2009

    I have a 150gb WD worked fine for a year, now wont show up on desktop.

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    my wd 250GB external hd no longer is recognized by my pc. It appears to spin up, then clicks about 6 times then stops

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Some computers (especially Mac laptops) don't send enough power through the USB port to power a passport, so you need to get an extra power cord, one that combines 2 USB ports into one to get a little extra juice. Wish I could give you a website where you can buy that extra cord but I am currently looking for one myself at this moment in time.

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