Hi everyone, I’ve been doing research for the past few hours on what could possible be wrong with my external hard drive. I am not very knowledgeable on computers so I keep coming across message boards with instructions that I simply don’t understand.
Here’s the situation. I bought my WD Passport hard drive (WD1200XMS), 120 GB in 2008. It has worked perfectly up until a few days ago. It showed up on my Mac one minute, the next minute nothing. I thought maybe the USB was faulty, but it reads other things (like my iPod). Then, I plugged the hard drive into the PC in my home and everything showed up just fine. So this is obviously a problem only with my Macbook and the hard drive.
I see on some other posts that there was a firmware update on the Mac that screwed up many people’s hard drives, leaving them unrecognizable. However, I don’t remember updating anything.I tried to find some kind of firmware update for the PC (which I read will then make your Mac recognize the hard drive) but I don’t know which version to download as my passport seems to be a bit dated, but also I tried to download a couple updates and it just didn’t work!
I only ask that if you have a solution, please explain in detail! I am not entirely computer literate and have trouble understanding 3/4 of the things posted on this forum, but I thank you so much for reading and for attempting to help.