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Hi, Bought a formac mini disc , ( no external power source ) picks up power via eBay port ( green light on formac mini disc shows lit ) Refuses to register on my computer. Help, thanks, Peter

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Peter, on the premise this is new to you and you didn't buy it with stuff you want to keep ...

It may not be mounting/showing up because it's not formatted -- the computer may be seeing it, but it's not capable of reading it, or there's a problem.

This runs off USB, not eBay, ports -- and, as you say, does not need an external power supply.

If you're on Windows XP or Windows Vista, you'll typically want to reformat to "NTFS" ... the default specifications, if you're given an option, will work fine.

Some documentation is here:
http://www.formac.com/webapp/support_enduser_faq_detail.php?faqID=72

Posted on Dec 07, 2008

  • Boogerhead01 Dec 07, 2008

    On second glance ... We may need some more details about what computer you have and what you want to do with it. If there's a possibility this is, er, "Formac", but you may be sharing between a PC and a Mac, you'll want to format to FAT32 (Mac just calls it FAT or xfat, if memory serves). If this is only for your Mac, go into Disk Utility and format the thing as the first choice in the Mac disk types ... non-case sensitive and journaled, if memory serves.

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