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Have Macbook and 500gb maxtor basic external drive. It says compatable on box , icon shows on desktop but instructions say reformat thru disk utillity, but dont know how.

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Check the years the units were manufacture, if they were made a yr or 2 apart the unit might not be compatible. Give apple a call and make sure there unitis compatible with this drive, u may need a special device drive to communicate between the 2 devices

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> icon does not show up on the desktop or finder

A major "clue" that one component of the external storage device has failed, namely:

* USB cable (try a different one)

* disk-drive inside the enclosure

* USB-to-disk-drive adapter inside the enclosure

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