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A My Book hard drive that does not work

I have a Powerbook G4 Apple laptop and I just bought a My Book Essential Edition 500 GB External Hard Drive USB 2.0 and I plugged it into my computer but nothing shows up on the desktop. What do you think the problem is ?

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Send it back....

buy another brand...

I just did.

Its happening very frequently.

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