my disk drive will start up when i plug it in, and runs for about 30 seconds, but wont get recognized in my computer. It used to show up in the finder but that doesnt happen anymore
If you go to Disk Utility, can you see the drive on the left hand side? If not, then the drive is dead. You'll have to buy a new drive.
Also, this forum is "Older Hardware". We specialise in hardware from the 1980s.
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