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120 gig Western Digital black no longer mounts on LEOPARD osx 10.5 grrrr

My 120 gig external portable USB 2.0 Black Western Digital drive no longer mounts now that there Leopard/Time Machine on my computer. By About-This-Mac, it is not recognized by the hub drawing power from the logic board port, and it is not recognized when it is plugged into the USB port. By Drive Manager, it is not recognized at all no matter how connected. 
Grrrr.  Time machine wanted to reformat and I cancelled this, but how do I get my data off?
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  • LaurenG May 31, 2008

    I have the same external hard drive, and it is no longer mounting on my iMac or MacBook Pro. It was working great for a long time, and it all of a sudden it won't mount. The light turns on and it is spinning. Nothing that I know of has happened to the drive that would prevent it from working. I have only had the drive for less than six months, and I have been pretty good to it. 


  • avesce Sep 01, 2008

    i have the same problem.
    macbook doesn't see anymore my hdd western digital 2,5'' white 250 GB.
    tried disk warrior, disk utility but nothing.
    it's just seem disappeared, even if i hear it works inside (and the led light is on)
    what can i do?



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I have the same problem.
macbook doesn't see anymore my hdd western digital 2,5'' white 250 GB.
tried disk warrior, disk utility but nothing.
it's just seem disappeared, even if i hear it works inside (and the led light is on)
what can i do?

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