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I have the small external storage drive. I have the USB plugged in but the device is not registering on my Mac under devices. Thanks, Bob Stewart Respond to rlsok@me.com

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Try plugging it onto another computer, prferably with a Windows OS. If it reads, then its a driver issue with your computer or your USB port.
If the device isn't recognised, then Im afraid your hard drive has an issue. Take it to a repair center, hopefully its a loose contact withing the USB/IDE points inside the casing and your data should be fine. Keep your fingers crossed.

Cheers.

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