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My external won't mount, the light works but it won't mount to my power book G4. help!

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  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2008

    Hi, I have the same problem, blue light, doesn't mount. Cant access my data, on web now looking for a solution.  Tried a different firewire cable without success.  My other hard drive mounts ok so I dont think it's my G4 Mac.


    pseroka@serokagroup.com

  • markanels Jan 01, 2009

    Help... blue light on.... hard drive won't mount... won't be recognized by Windows and Apple machines...
    worked just fine for a year... then suddenly.... this!


  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2009

    i have the exact same problem

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2009

    I just had the same problem with my 320 GB external HD Acomdata.
    Have any of you guys figured out how to mount it?   
    My blue light is on, but the hard drive is not being found on my iBookG4.


    Help!!

  • Anonymous May 25, 2009

    I have a red light solid, and the dialog came up "Device removal...etc." I have 260GB of data on it, I am a dead meat.

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I opened up the harddrive and noticed that the copper magnetic film strip right above the USB port entry was lifted from the metal. I pressed it down and plugged the drive back in and it worked.

you just have to unscrew the drive on the 4 front side and two small ones on the side using two different phillips. then make sure and register the Western Digital drive inside because it has a seprate warantee. my acomdata is already out of warantee but if the drive ever fails again, I can have it replaced by Western Digital until 2011.

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