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Hello i have a powerbook G4 Mac. I have not ever had luck with this external harddrive. the model I have is Simpletech by fabrik simpledrive. 1TB 96300-41001-170. when i plug it in my laptop nothing comes up. the mac dont find the simple drive. It didnt come with software the external harddrive. it makes some sounds. And it has worked before. But it is always a problem. I have other harddrives and have no problem. but this one has some of my stuff on it and i need something off it really bad and cant get it to work. Can you please help me?

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Try to replace the USB cable since most cases for external HD are USB cable problem. If same thing will happen then there is a possibility that the problem would be the enclosure itself or the Harddrive. You mentioned that you have other external HD. Yo acn actually take out the harddrive from the problematic external HD and put it in to a different enclosure. If same problem after using a different exnclosure then the problem would be the Harddrive itself.

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