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HD does not apppear on desktop

MyBook 250 GB stopped showing on my MAc G4 which I use for recording music. I took it upstairs and it failed to appear on the desktop of the family iMac. It had been working recently. It powers up, you can feel the drive whirring away and I have restarted the computers and turned the HD on and off.
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    my aluminum imac firewire does not read my mystudio 500gb WD, but it does on USB. my macbookpro can read it also in firewire. what's happening?

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I would disconnect it and connect it again.You probably will be asked to assign it a drive name like G-Drive or E-Drive.

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