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Mac won't acknowledge Mybook!

HI! Could really use some help here...
Have last year's weddings backed up on my Mybook. Suddenly, when I hook it up to my powerbook pro, I hear that my computer and the mybook sense each other and hear the little whirring of them trying to connect and yet alas, nothing....no little mybook icon on my desktop :( help? Thank you!

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Try restarting your computer with the mybook plugged into it. also, leave it plugged in for a while and check back to see if it shows up on the desktop. I had a similar problem with my hard drive too, and this seemed to work.

Posted on Jul 22, 2009

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