Saying that the drive is full when there is nothing on it.
I have a macbook and I was storing my old computers(ibook g4) music and photos on it. This morning I went to backup some of my new photos. It would not let me put anything else on it and said that it was full. It is suppose to hold 80GB and there were only 30 on it.
I troubleshooted for a long time. I took everything off and it still said it is full. I would like to reformat it and see if that solves it, but I am unsure how to do that. Help please. Or if you can think of anything else to do that would be wonderful.
Re: saying that the drive is full when there is nothing...
I had a similar problem once. If you have deleted files from the external hard drive, you need to empty the trash while the drive is still plugged in. Otherwise, they will still take up memory on your drive.
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If your computer won't turn on, try each of these steps:
Make sure that the power cord is plugged into a working wall outlet, and that it's properly connected to the power adapter. (To check if the wall socket is working, plug in a lamp or other electrical device.)
Make sure that the power adapter is properly connected to the power port on the back of the computer.
Disconnect all accessories that are plugged into the computer, such as a printer, hub, or iPod.
Reset the computer's PMU, SMC, or PRAM. Refer to the instructions for your model:
Try plugging a different power cord into the computer (if you have a working one available). If the computer starts up, replace the old power cord.
If the computer uses a power adapter, try connecting a different power adapter to the computer (if you have a working one available). If the computer starts up, replace the old power adapter. (Computers that use a power adapter include MacBook, MacBook Pro, iBooks, PowerBooks, Power Mac G4 Cube, and Mac mini.)
If you tried all of the steps above and the computer still won't turn on, contact Apple technical support (1-800-APL-CARE in the U.S.) or take your computer to the nearest Apple Store or Apple Authorized Service Provider (AASP) for diagnosis. If you plan to visit an Apple Retail store, make a reservation at the Genius Bar using
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I had a similar problem in the past. If you have deleted files from the firelight drive, you need to empty the trash while the drive is plugged in for them to be officially gone. Otherwise, the "deleted" files still take up space on your drive.