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No access at all but power light is on

On Thursday I did one of those usual OS updates, but after that my external hard drive would no longer connect to my Mac. My external hard drive is a Buffalo and has no firewire so I have to connect via a chord. The power light is green and happy but the access light only shines for a few seconds as I switch it on, then nothing. I have tried the HD on my work PC and same result. I bought a new connecting cord and same problem. What can I do? I am not very computer savvy so I am sorry if this sounds daft :-( Thank you in advance!

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  • alt18 May 26, 2009

    Hey Chris,



    Thank you. It appears it may have something to do with the Mac OS update. Buffalo says my HD is too old or something like that.

    Thank you again!

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Using the work PC did you see the information bubble informing you that windows found new hardware?

If so, the problem is likely just a logical issue(damage to the information on the drive), if not then the buffalo enclosure may have failed.

Either way, please reply back with this information and I will be happy to give you the appropriate next steps.


Chris

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