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Lesson 18. Operational Troubleshooting: ... > Nonmounting FireWire Drive

Nonmounting FireWire Drive

Symptom #1: Disconnected FireWire Drive Doesn’t Mount

“I accidentally disconnected my FireWire drive or knocked its cable loose while the drive was mounted. Now the Mac OS tells me the disk is unreadable or it doesn’t mount on the Desktop.”

Background

As stated earlier, FireWire drives are just like any other drives in your system. When you want to remove a FireWire drive from the Macintosh, you have to inform the Mac that you are doing so, just as you do with any other type of drive. This may be news to those who are migrating from a PC environment and are used to yanking drives off the system at will. With the Macintosh, you have to dismount any drive that you want to remove. Doing so is easy; just drag the FireWire drive to the Trash, or Ctrl-click the drive and choose Eject name of the drive.


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