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USB-stick

Postby Jaap N. » Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:15 pm

One of my usb-sticks is 'invisible' when plugged into my computer. It doesn't appear in Finder. I use a Macbook Air.
What should I do?
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Re: USB-stick

Postby FreeSocrates! » Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:18 pm

1) Unplug it, plug it in

2) Try a different slot

3) pull it out, restart, try a different slot

4) open it in disk utility and see if you can see in there

That's what I'd try.
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Re: USB-stick

Postby Jaap N. » Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:21 pm

FreeSocrates! wrote:1) Unplug it, plug it in

2) Try a different slot

3) pull it out, restart, try a different slot

4) open it in disk utility and see if you can see in there

That's what I'd try.
Thanks, FS, tried it all, to no avail...
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Re: USB-stick

Postby FreeSocrates! » Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:23 pm

Try a PRAM reset first then SMC reset if PRAM doesn't fix it...

https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-3604
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Re: USB-stick

Postby OrangeDragon » Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:30 pm

Get windows ;-)
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Re: USB-stick

Postby walkjivefly » Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:32 pm

OrangeDragon wrote:Get windows ;-)
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Re: USB-stick

Postby Jaap N. » Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:51 pm

FreeSocrates! wrote:Try a PRAM reset first then SMC reset if PRAM doesn't fix it...

https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-3604
Did both, both with the usb-stick in the computer and without and sticking it in later. Result: still not visible.

OD: I will have the usb-stick tried on a Windows-computer.

Cheers, guys!
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Re: USB-stick

Postby phuketrichard » Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:56 pm

do as reported above;
than if it still doesn't work;
throw it away,
there so cheap now....
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Re: USB-stick

Postby FreeSocrates! » Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:01 pm

Jaap N. wrote:
FreeSocrates! wrote:Try a PRAM reset first then SMC reset if PRAM doesn't fix it...

https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-3604
Did both, both with the usb-stick in the computer and without and sticking it in later. Result: still not visible.

OD: I will have the usb-stick tried on a Windows-computer.

Cheers, guys!
Try plugging something else that you know works into your Macbook Air's USB slots... to make sure they work too. Hopefully the USB stick is just bad, or has some wierd formatting thing that Mac OSx can't read.
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Re: USB-stick

Postby Jaap N. » Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:23 pm

All my other sticks work perfectly fine, I guess this one is just fucked, but like I said before, I will have it tried on a Windows computer tomorrow. There's some really nice files on it, that I'd like to retrieve. It's not the end of the world though if it still doesn't work, obviously, it's just annoying.


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