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Lost my Fantom Drive Icon

When I disconnected the Fantom Drive (which backed up my Mac OS 10.4.9 system nightly) it said I did it incorrectly. Now I don't know how to get it back. It tries to back up but can't complete the process.

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  • Grace Herr Mar 27, 2007

    Appreciate the answer but it didn't work

  • Grace Herr Mar 29, 2007

    I tried #11 again and nothing happened. At this point I am wondering if the Fantom Drive is even on. On the switch what does "I" mean and "O" mean? Perhaps I don't even have it on!

    This is what I did: "Unplugging a device while it is being used may result in a system crash and the loss of the ability to recover the data already written to the drive."

    Now there is no Icon on my desktop and I get the message saying "Waiting for Volume Backup HD" every morning as it was programed to backup stuff at 1am every evening.

  • yojoe May 02, 2008

    same problem here except with mine when i turn it on, the icon doesn't even appear anymore. i need my files!

  • sedam May 12, 2008

    The FAQ is no more available on the site, do someone succed with this (or if you got the pdf faq, can you send them to me)

  • I-wa Jun 02, 2008

    I have a Fantom Drive MDC 500 on my Duo 10.5.3 Mac Some time in the recent past I noticed I no longer had an icon for the Fantom Drive on my desk top. I do get a arning that the device I have loaded is unreadable by this computer. I don't know if that has anything to do with the drive. I've tried different cables and also tried the drive on different computers. Nothing works.

  • MIZDEE Jun 05, 2008

    Same problem. Mac OS 5.XXX Firewire Fantom Drive, 200G. No icon. Powers up but does not communicate.

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As this question is a little vague...Here is a link to the Fantom website (Mac Issues): http://www.fantomdrives.com/support/faqs/hdfaqmac.php4

Posted on Mar 23, 2007

  • Joshua Hori
    Joshua Hori Mar 27, 2007

    So #11 on the list didn't help you? What happened at that point? I'll try and duplicate the problem as I have a couple of iMacs handy that I can try it out on.

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