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External HD not being acknowledged.

I have one of the old school g5 power pc single processor. I have not used it in a while, so this problem may be an older one for you vets. While my external hd was plugged in, i did an update, now the ex. hd is not acknowledged. I heard it had to do with me performing an update with the hd plugged in. How can i fix?

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  • carloscarmon Apr 19, 2009

    right now, its osx 10.3, but soon i will upgrade to leopard

  • mrninja
    mrninja May 11, 2010

    whats your OS?


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If desperate, run a pc system restore, otherwise, download a driver for your usb connection for the external harddrive model.

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