1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 4, 2013 8:29 PM by rkaufmann87
olafwr Level 1 (0 points)

Hey everyone,


How come that my late 2006 iMac doesn't recognize and external flash drives and not even the CD I inserted into the DVD slot.


Usually, the CD or the external flash drive would appear on the desktop. I also found out that the flash drive is found under Disk Utility but says:


S.M.A.R.T. Status :Not Supported

Does this have anything to do with the problem???


I need to use the mac with my flashdrive fast so does anyone know any answers to the problem?



iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Late 2006 iMac
  • rkaufmann87 Level 9 (55,303 points)

    Hard to tell what is going on, it seems like you haven't done any resets or trouble shooting so I'd start by doing both a iMac SMC and PRAM reset . Then post back with more details such as exactly what do you mean it won't recognize external flash drives or CDs. Remember we aren't there to see what you do so you need to paint a clear picture when describing your problem.