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Blue light powers on but it's not recognized by my mac.

When I plug in my external, the blue light powers on, I can feel the it vibrating from the disk rotating but it is not recognized by the computer, I tried using another USB cable that I know for certain works, as well as tried a different external on my computer which worked, and tried my external on a different computer which didn't work so I know for certain there is a problem with the external and not a glitch with my cable or computer.

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Your external casing might have some problem.Replace it with the new one.I think your hard disk is ok.

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