All of a sudden my harddrive is not being recognised as being connected.. I have had problems with the usb ports not recognising other thumb drives.. Anyone had the same problem and is there an easy solution?
Do you mean an external hard drive?
Yes external that I use to back up..
Is it USB or Firewire?
Forgive my absolute naivity .. I think USB?? How would I know (you can tell you're dealing with a Mac novice here!)
The cable end that you plug into the Mac from the external would be the same size as a USB thumb drive if it is USB.
Firewire is more of a square plug then the USB's flatter rectangular plug.
Yes USB then ..
Actually, this Apple KB article covers both.
Here's Macfixit's USB faq.
Try a PRAM reset first.
What Operating System are you running?
I did the pull out of the power source and it's working!!! Thank you!!!!!!
Great! Happy computing!
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