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My Mac won't recognize my external hd

I was wondering if someone could help me figure out why my Mac G4 won't recogonize my RhinoJr. firewire 800. I unplugged everything the other day to work on my laptop then when I went to plug it back in the external HD won't show up on my desktop. I can't seem to figure out why this is. Could someone please help. I have shut everything down and unplugged everything then plugged it back in and turned it on and nothing seems to show up. thanks in advance for the help. Derek

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