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Mac not Reconize my MyBook

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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  • general1jake Mar 10, 2009

    My MyBook didnt come with a cd and i downloaded the                    WD Button Manager (Mac) for the Essential Edition WD MyBook 
    and it didnt work. i dont know if thats the correct one. i installed it three times but it still did not recognize the mybook. the message read "Disk Insertion  The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer."  any suggestions?

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2009

    i have the same problem exept it shows 2 tera capacity and its 500gb

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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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