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WD5000AADS jumper settings for Mac G5

When Mac G5 starts up asks for me to initialize drive, but does not allow me to format it, shows capacity at 0 Gb, do I need to set jumpers in a specific way?

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I have a WD800BB.
Jumper settings starting closest to the power connector.
CS for Cable Select
SL for Slave
MA for Master
The last two position are not marked.
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Your drive is probably in FAT32 format.  FAT32 has a 4GB file limit that is why your 5GB movie isn't saving.  You will have to format the drive in Mac OS file format (HFS) using Disk Utility.
Unfortunately once its in Mac format the drive will not be recognized by windows PCs.  What I do is have a program called macdrive installed on my windows computers so that they can access mac format hard drives.
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I have battled this for a few days. Your mentioning USB leads me to a possible solution.

I had a 500GB drive and put it in the USB enclosure and could only see 128GB one time, 138GB another. I found that external drive enclosures have their own IDE controller chips with older ones limiting the size of the drive they are able to "see".

The best test is to internally mount the drive (perverts will read this differently than intended and risk injury due to shock!) to make sure it can be seen. If so then the next best step is to spring for a new drive enclosure, one that supports the higher capacity drive. It worked for me! My old external enclosure's IDE controller could not handle the higher capacity drive and the new one was perfectly happy with it. Good luck! - Andy C

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check your ide connectin that blue end of ide cable always at motherbord .also check that your ide cable is working properly.

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Hi I bought apple I mac G5 1.6mhz 80gb serial number W84457TKPP6 from eBay. I'm just wondering how I connect it to internet? Do I need dongle and if yes what do I buy? Thank you. Regards Alison.


apparently you can use a wi fi usb adapter
see
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/1903539?start=0&tstart=0
http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-WIRELESS-CARD-for-iMAC-MAC-Apple-Airport-G3-G4-G5-X-/130334850512

But suggest checking if the g5 has a wireless card installed in it first before buying a dongle.


you may have an airport extreme card but if it does not have one see link below
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201713

suggest asking an apple store for advice on the g5 Imac

this help link should show where the card should be installed in your G5
https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iMac+G5+17-Inch+Model+A1058+AirPort+Extreme+Replacement/966

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPrDmIlESQI


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Dell b110 does not recognize more than 32 gb of hdd


check the jumper settings of the hard drive
The drive is larger than 32GB, but the operating system only recognizes 32GB. If the operating system, BIOS or DiscWizard can only recognize 32 GB of the drive it may be caused by one of the following:
  1. Drive Jumpers: Applies to Mac and Window users. On drives that are larger than 32 GB there is a Capacity Limitation Jumper (CLJ), also known as the Limit Capacity Jumper or the Alternate Capacity (AC) Jumper setting. This jumper will limit the capacity of the drive to 32 GB and should only be used when the BIOS hangs when trying to auto-detect the drive. If you have two jumpers shunts on the drive you will need to remove the CLJ or AC jumper. If you format the drive with the CLJ or AC jumper then the drive capacity will be limited to 32GB. After removing the CLJ or AC jumper the drive will still be recognized as 32GB. You must reformat the drive without the CLJ or AC jumper to gain the full capacity of the drive. The other option is to create a second partition with the remaining unallocated disc space.
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    After correcting the drive capacity, the drive may still show a partition size of 32GB but with unallocated space. You must delete its current partition then repartition and format the drive to gain the full capacity of the drive. The other option is to create a second partition with the remaining unallocated disc space.

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Dont remeber my password


Hi,

It is always best to include the OS in the post which would be more easy for us to give the instructions.

In this case you can format the hard drive.

Formatting the Drive
in Windows 2000 or XP

1. Disable any anti-virus software you may have running in
the background.

2. Double-click on My Computer/Explorer. In the My
Computer/Explorer window you should see the icon and
drive letter for the AcomData Drive.

(If you are not sure which drive letter represents the AcomData Drive, turn it off and see which one of the icons disappears. Then turn on the Drive and wait for the drive letter to reappear.)

3. Right-click on the drive letter and select Format… in the
pop-up menu. The Format dialog box will appear.

4. Under Capacity, verify the Drive capacity. It should be
close to the stated capacity of your Drive in gigabytes.

5. In the File System pop-up menu, select NTFS. As NTFS file system is more secure than the FAT32 or FAT.

6. In the Allocation unit size pop up, select “Default alloca-
tion size.”

7. In the Volume label field, type in a name for the Drive. You
should give the drive a unique name that will allow you
to easily distinguish it from other hard drives or storage
devices.

8. The default formatting option is Full format, however
under Format options you can select Quick Format. A
Full format will take about 30-90 minutes.

A Quick format will take just a few minutes, but will do less verifying of the Drive than a Full format will. Do not check Enable Compression.

9. Click Start. Once the format process is complete, the Drive
will be ready to use.

Formatting the Drive
in Windows 98SE or Me

1. Disable any anti-virus software you may have running in
the background.

2. Double-click on the My Computer icon. In the My
Computer window you should see an icon and drive let-
ter for the AcomData Drive.

(If you are not sure which icon represents the Drive, turn off the Drive and see which icon disappears. Then turn the Drive back on and wait for the icon to reappear.)

3. Right-click on the drive letter and select Format. In the
Format window, verify the Drive’s capacity; it should be
close to the stated capacity of your Drive in megabytes.

4. Under Format type, select Full; everything else should be
left at the default setting. In the Label field under Other
options you may assign a name to the Drive.

You should give the drive a unique name that will allow you to easily distinguish it from other hard drives or storage devices.
(The name you assign is limited to 8 characters and no
symbols are allowed.)

5. Click Start. The following warning message will appear:
“This device is either a hard disk or a large removable
disk.

Formatting it will destroy all files currently on the
drive. Are you sure you want to format this drive?” If no
data was previously written to the Drive or you already
backed up the data you wish to keep, click OK.

6. If you see a warning from an antivirus program, click
Exclude.

7. When formatting is complete, you will be asked to run a
thorough Scandisk. Periodically running Scandisk is a part
of regular hard drive maintenance. If you do not wish to
run Scandisk at this time, close the Format window.

Formatting the Drive
in Mac OS X

1. Disable any anti-virus software you may have running in
the background.

2. Launch the Disk Utility application (Applications folder >
Utilities folder > Disk Utility). The Disk Utility window will
open with a small window at left and a larger window
with a series of tabs at the top.

3. You should see the Drive listed in the left window. Click
on the Drive to highlight it. Information about the Drive
will appear in the Information window.

4. Click on the Erase tab. In the Erase window you will see a
Volume Format pop-up menu and a Name field.

5. From the Volume Format pop-up, select Mac OS
Extended. (With Mac OS 10.3.x or later, you have the
option of selecting Mac OS Extended (Journaled).

(Journaling is a feature that helps protect the file system
against power outages or hardware failures, reducing the
need for repairs. We recommend using journaling, if avail-
able.)

6. In the Name field, type in a name for the Drive. You
should give the drive a unique name that will allow you
to easily distinguish it from other hard drives or storage
devices.

7. Click Erase. You should see an alert pop up with the mes-
sage: “Erasing a disk will destroy all information on all of
the volumes of the disk…” Click Erase.

Once initializing is complete, you should see the Drive listed
in the left window of the Disk Utility screen with whatever
name you assigned. Quit Disk Utility. You should now see
the Drive icon on the Desktop.

Formatting the Drive
in Mac OS 9

Before you can re-format the Drive you will need to restart
your computer from the Mac OS 9 System Software CD that
came with your computer or which you purchased as an
upgrade.

1. Disable any anti-virus software you may have running in
the background.

2. Insert the System Software CD into your CD drive.

3. With your AcomData Drive connected and powered on,
restart the computer and hold down the C key while the
computer is starting up.

4. You will see the alert message: “This disk is unreadable by
this computer. Do you want to initialize this disk?” Click
OK.

5. In the Name field, type in a name for your Drive. You
should give the drive a unique name that will allow you
to easily distinguish it from other hard drives or storage
devices.

6. From the Format menu, select Mac OS Extended.

7. Click Initialize. You should then get the alert message:
“Initializing will erase all information on this disk.” Click
Continue. Once initializing is complete, you should see
the Drive mounted on your Desktop with the name you
assigned.

8. Restart your computer and eject the Mac OS 9 CD, or go
to Control Panels--> Startup Disk and select the comput-
er’s startup disk. Restart the computer.

Good Luck.

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