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Power connection, but no Data (Mac)

I have had my hard drive for a few months now with no problems, but a few days ago my computer stopped connecting to my hard drive. There is a power connection being made, but no data connection. I have a Mac and connect using FireWire. Any advice is appreciated. Thank you! Since last night (it worked all day yesterday and for forever before) when I plug it into my laptop (Mac GR4), the Firelite power light goes on and there is a delayed, tiny flicker of the orange light, but the icon doesn't appear and I can't access ALL MY MUSIC!!!!!!  I'm a professional songwriter!!!!!!!!!  HELP! PLEASE!

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The first and simple thing to do is to try a different data cable and see if it works. If it doesn't work then may be it has crashed and you can probably recover it using a recover tool like Recoversoft Data data rescue Pc. Th trial version will let you determine whether you can recover or not. If the differnt cable thing wont work then let me know and i will walk you thru the data recovery process using Recoversoft Data data rescue Pc.

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