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Drive not showing up on my Mac

I am having the problem of whenever I plug my drive in, it doesn't show up al all on my Mac. When I plug the firewire in, the blue light blinks a little bit, but that's all. I it possible that the wire is defective?

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  • Kirstin Sep 08, 2007

    Ok I kinda just copied everything b/c i don't know what most of it means.

    standard timeslicing quantum is 10000 us
    vm_page_bootstrap: 125001 free pages
    mig_table_max_displ = 68
    IOKit Component Version 7.9:
    Wed Mar 30 20:07:52 PST 2005; root(rcbuilder):RELEASE_PPC/iokit/RELEASE
    85 prelinked modules
    Copyright (c) 1982, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1993
    The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

    using 1310 buffer headers and 1310 cluster IO buffer headers
    Local FireWire GUID = 0xd93ff:0xfeb3bcb8
    ADB present:8c
    Security auditing service present
    BSM auditing present
    From path: "/pci@f4000000/ata-6@D/@0:3,\\mach_kernel", Waiting on IOPathMatchIODeviceTree:/pci@f4000000/ata-6@D/@0:3
    Got boot device = IOService:/MacRISC2PE/pci@f4000000/AppleMacRiscPCI/ata-6@D/AppleKauaiATA/ATADeviceNub@0/IOATABlockStorageDriver/IOATABlockStorageDevice/IOBlockStorageDriver/FUJITSU MHT2060AT Media/IOApplePartitionScheme/Untitled@3
    BSD root: disk0s3, major 14, minor 2
    Jettisoning kernel linker.
    Resetting IOCatalogue.
    Matching service count = 0
    AppleRS232Serial: 0 0 AppleRS232Serial::start - returning false early, Connector or machine incorrect
    UniNEnet: Ethernet address 00:0d:93:b3:bc:b8
    AirPortPCI: Ethernet address 00:0d:93:ee:36:70
    IOFireWireIP: FireWire address 00:0d:93:ff:fe:b3:bc:b8
    ATY,Via_A: vram [9c000000:02000000]
    ATY,Via_B: vram [98000000:02000000]
    AirPort: Link UP: "linksys_SES_43064" - 0014bfa624da - chan 11
    AirPort: Rx'd mesg P-1
    AirPort: Rx'd mesg P-3
    AirPort: New Group Key, Idx 1
    IP packet filtering initialized, divert enabled, rule-based forwarding enabled, default to accept, logging disabled
    IPv6 packet filtering initialized, default to accept, logging disabled
    IP firewall loaded
    AppleNMI mask NMI
    AirPort: Link DOWN
    System Sleep
    System Wake
    Wake event 0008
    AppleNMI unmask NMI
    Sound assertion "0 != err" failed in "AppleLegacyAudio/AppleTexas2Audio/AppleTexas2Audio.cpp" at line 960 goto Exit
    \^PFWOHCI handleSelfIDInt - nodeID not valid (reset bus and retry 1)
    ADB present:8c
    AirPort: Link UP: "linksys_SES_43064" - 0014bfa624da - chan 11
    AirPort: Rx'd mesg P-1
    AirPort: Rx'd mesg P-3
    AirPort: New Group Key, Idx 1

  • jazpheen Jan 03, 2008

    Help! I have a Fanthom external drive and a iomega portable ext drive that does not show up on my screen. They both use to show up on my mac Ibook and now they don't. I used the ibook ext drive for awhile then one day it just stop showing up on the screen so I bought the Fanthom and the same thing eventually happened. My operating system is 0SX.ver. 10.3.9. I did go into the system profile and when click firewire, the Fanthom shows up when it's plugged in but still soesn't show up on the desktop.
    Any ideas? Alex
    Al FireWire Bus:

      Speed:    400 Mb/sec Speed


      Capacity:    111.79 GB
      Manufacturer:    DMI
      Model:    BABW
      Removable Media:    No
      Detachable Drive:    Yes
      BSD Name:    disk2
      OS9 Drivers:    No
      Speed:    400 Mb/sec Speed
      Unit Spec Id:    24734
      Firmware Revision:    4.73
      Unit Software Version:    10483

  • chilidani Feb 11, 2008

    i have yhe sem problem in my imac g5 powerpc 1.6


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It's possible. Has it worked before? Does it work on other computers? If it has worked, has it worked on this computer before? Can it be connected via USB (some externals have both) and does it work that way? Can you hear the drive spinning when it's powered on? On your mac, open up a terminal (maximize the window), plug in your drive and type this in the terminal dmesg This will output a ton of stuff, but the last 20 lines or so should be relevant to the last event, namely, connecting your drive. Copy that text to here and we'll take a look at what's going on. If you're feeling adventurous, you could take it out of the external case, mount it in your tower, and see if it's visible that way. Do NOT try this unless you know what you're doing. It's possible to really mess up your system. But if you've been in the case before and are comfortable with installing drives, this could be worth a shot.

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