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My passport works fine on my imac but is not showing up at

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My passport works fine on my imac but is not showing up at all on my powerbook G4. Not even in disk utility. What can i do?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  iteachmac replied 6 years ago.

iteachmac : Is the hd an external usb with no power supply needed , it maybe the case that the hd does not have the power to spin and open correctly .try each USB port on the mac , one at a time.
iteachmac : Use a external pus with the hd is possible.
iteachmac : The USB port on the g4 maybe USB 1 , it may not use USB 2 hds .
iteachmac : You are always better off using FireWire hdds with macs .
iteachmac : You can buy a USB and FireWire hdd caddy , to house a hdd for use with either connections. Bus powered on USB is not a good idea for hdds , ...
iteachmac : Try otherworld computing for good mac solutions for hdds .
iteachmac :
iteachmac : If the files are small that you want to move you can use drop box , see drop
iteachmac : You can join via this link ,
iteachmac : In a free account you will get 2gb free space to share files .
iteachmac : Does this help?
iteachmac : Thanks.
iteachmac : Dont use the mac on battery power alone when using bus powered divices , it may help.
JACUSTOMER-pnoigjcc- : This didn't help. How do I get myoney back?
iteachmac : What else do you need to know?
iteachmac : What PowerBook. G4 model do you have ?
iteachmac : Your not helping your self , how do I get my time back.?