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MyBook not recognized by Mac

Hello. my MyBook 500 GB just decided not to work i can start it up but not read it. i had my computer turned off and i started it up and nothing happened. The computer does not recognize it. My MyBook info is  Name : WD M MODEL External Media Type : Disk

Partition Map Scheme : Unformatted
Disk Identifier : disk1
Media Name : WD M MODEL External Media
Media Type : Generic
Connection Bus : USB
Device Tree : /PCI0@0/USB7@1D,7/@3:0
Writable : Yes
Ejectable : Yes
Mac OS 9 Drivers Installed : No
Location : External
Total Capacity : 14.9 GB (16,027,361,792 Bytes)
S.M.A.R.T. Status : Not Supported
Disk Number : 1
Partition Number : 0
it is 500GB i have all my media files on there

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  • zesco727 Mar 27, 2009

    i have the same problem



  • gjhesq Mar 29, 2009

    My drive won't even start. Is there some way to reset it or take some other action to get it to start?

  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2009

    my WD My Book 500GB drive is having the same problem. One day it was working and then i got an error message and now the drive cannot be recognized. i have data on the drive that i need so i have been attempting to get it to mount, with weird results. most of the times i get an error saying that my computer cannot load this drive, but sometimes it works. when it does i can only transfer a small amount and then it crashes. wtf!?!?

  • Anonymous Apr 15, 2009

    my terabyte some time dont start and some time after i turn it of it goes on perfect . i dont know what to do by the way its connected on lan network .

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I am having the same problem!!!! I have my time machine backups on there and I cannot access them! Class action lawsuit???

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load the driver for mac use, the external hard drive comes with cd, the mac driver should be inside, load it to your mac computer. if you donot have the cd go online to western digital and download it. just load the driver and u will be fine, make sure u connect the cable in right places.

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