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Connection Problem My Gtechnology Firewire Drive does not show up in my finder when i plug it into my macbook. It turns on and I have all the wires hooked up I just cant get it to appear on the desktop.

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  • Daniel Rodenhizer Jul 08, 2007

    It has shown up before. I already had it formatted for my computer. One day it just didnt show up. I thought maybe the cables are bad becuase other external drives work on my computer too.

  • Anonymous Nov 11, 2008

    I HAVE THE SAME EXACT PROBLEM WITH MY G-DRIVE!

  • epickens Feb 11, 2009

    I have had my G-Drive 250 GB for 2 years and never had this problem until now. I can't find any relative troubleshooting topics on their website or in the manual. I've tried looking for it on the Disk Utility and it is not there, either.
    Where did it go?


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I wonder if it is foramtted to Mac or is it ready formatted for PC Can you tell? What does the documentation say?

Posted on Jul 06, 2007

  • john ash
    john ash Jul 08, 2007

    Simply ease out the Fire wire connector from the driveand plug it in again - it may jerk the computer into action
    I cannot go further than this as Macs are not my Fort'e

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If you are unsure if your computer has a FireWire port, look for ports that look like those in Figure 1, or look for the FireWire symbol shown in Figure 2.

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Figure 1 FireWire Port

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Figure 2 FireWire Symbol
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