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My Western Digital 520 MB portable hard drive is not showing up on my mac. I see its white light blipping constantly but it is not appearing on my computer. It worked a few times the past few days but it has not worked the last 3 times I've re-booted my computer. Any advice?

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Try reformatting the drive. In Mac OSX go to the utilities Folder open up Disk Utility. In left hand window of the page you will see your drive. Highlight it. At top of page click on Erase. In Format drop down window select Mac OS Extended (Journaled). In window below format give your disk a name. At bottom of page click Erase.
After you have erased and reformatted click on First Aid at top of page. In First Aid highlight your disc and click on Repair Disc at bottom right hand of page. after Disc Repair try using it again and see if that works.
If it doesn't work repeat the above steps And if the doesn't work try another disc or go for a long walk and breath deeply.

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