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It worked in the past, but I forgot to eject it before unplugging it and it gave me that dire warning about never doing that again!

Now it won't recognize it at all when plugging in. I searched online for answers, and found that many people have probs with these irksome drives, but no answers yet.


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Head on over to -- this question will be there shortly. – Austin Salonen Feb 24 '10 at 16:13
Should probably be on – Mark Bell Feb 24 '10 at 16:13
I guess the first thing to do would be to open the Disk Utilities (Applications, Utilities) if the HD itself is there and "just" lost it's main partition. – Nicholaz Feb 24 '10 at 16:17

I've got the same problem with a FAT32 HD. I just plug it to a Win PC, eject it properly and it was then ok to be plugged on the Mac.

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The problem fixed itself. It might have been that I installed a WD support download but I think it's more likely it just needed time.

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