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Hitachi 4 GB microdrive won't play ball

Hi.

The problem I have is this.

My microdrive has suddenly stopped being recognised by anything. I have tried a mac, a PC, an Ipaq, a digital camera. None of them will see it or allow me to format it. When you first plug it in it makes a whirring noise that repeats with a very slight pause after which it stops making any noise at all.

Is there any way that I can fix this problem?

Thanks

Ian Newton


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  1. You must reboot your computer using the OS X system CD that came with your Macintosh. To do so, follow these steps:
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Is it an external or an internal disk-drive?
What have you tried?
What error-messages did you get?

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you must have short in the wire hooked up to external try jiggling the base of wire pluged up to port on the external see if you see the light on hard flicker on off if thats the case its your wire for right intell you get a new wire prop something underneath wire intell you see the light stay on.

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