Iomega External Hard Drive stopped being detected

By mk1291
May 20, 2013
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  1. Hi,

    I have had an Iomega external hard for a year now and it used to work perfectly, until suddenly, my computer (Mac) won't detect it anymore.

    When I turn it on, the blue light comes on and I can hear the disk spinning inside, but there is no trace of any external device connected to my mac. I've connected through USB and Firewire with no success. Going to disk utility, only my internal hard drive appears.

    It simply just stopped showing up on my computer. Does anybody have any advice to get my hard drive working again?
  2. ITLogicSystems

    ITLogicSystems TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 106

    Try a different usb & firewire port physically on your mac & try a different cable. If no dice try it on a different mac or even on a PC, see if the other computer detects it. many times w/ external hard drives the enclosure fails but the drive is ok. worse case scenario the enclosure is bad & you can remove drive to put in another enclosure, or the whole thing could be hosed. try this, post back. thanks!


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