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Hard Drive isn't recognized when it is connected to the computer

I just got the Sandisk Firelite a few months ago and it was working fine, until I tried to delete a rather large file. It first said the trash was empty, but there were still a few files left in the trash. Now it is not being recognized by either my Macbook or my boyfriend's Macbook. The light does come on when it is connected and under "About this Mac" it is listed in the USB section, but it never appears on the desktop even after 20 minutes. Help!

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Re: Hard Drive isn't recognized when it is connected to...

Sounds like there is an issue with the drive itself. How old is it? it may be that you need to replace it.

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