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    MacMini fails to read external hard disk

    On my MacMini 2012, I am noticing that it fails to read the external hard disk when connected. After connecting with the external hard disk, there was a short blip and after that the screen turns blank. What do I do now as I am clueless? Please suggest a solution.

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    arunwillbe1 Array
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    Re: MacMini fails to read external hard disk

    Hi friend,

    Due to some common reasons you are facing the macmini failes to read the exteral hard disk.Some of the reasons are

    ---> Due to loose connection external hard disk is not recognized.

    ---> Due to connected usb cable is damaged and not working.

    ---> Due to connecting ports in mac mini or external hard disk is not working.

    ---> Due to presence of malwares this not read issue.

    +++ Remedies to follow to resolve the mac mini fails to read the external hard disk :


    1. If loose connection exists in connections then re-insert properly.

    2. If connecting cable not working then change to new and connect.

    3. If connecting ports not working in mac mini or external hard disk then repair it immediately.

    4. Due to presence of virus files not read issue then remove the virus files first.

    Thank you.................

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    saicharan Array
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    Re: MacMini fails to read external hard disk

    Hello friend,


    I have the solution for your problem just do as i say.......................
    1.This can be the problem of the connection.

    2.There may be any loose connection.

    3.If that is not your problem then you check the cable.

    4.If that is also not you problem then the problem is with the external Hard Disk which you have connected.

    5.So try to connect it to the another device.

    6.If it works fine there then the problem is with your Mac so try to fix it.

    All the best..................

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    nareshinsa123 Array
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    Re: MacMini fails to read external hard disk

    hi,

    dear i will tell you that the problem may be due to the following reasons :

    1 it may be the loose connection problem, so please check the connection.
    2 also it may be due to the faulty cable , please check it.
    3 this may be your external hard drive problem , so to check it connect it
    with other device..
    thus by checking these problem you will be able to solve this problem.
    thanks...............

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    Re: MacMini fails to read external hard disk

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    Reason:-

    1. Check the external hard drive is not password protected.

    2. May be your external hard drive is corrupted.

    3. May be the driver for the USB drive is not corrtecly install.


    Solution:-

    1. Try to remove the password of hard drive.

    2. Repair the external hard drive by scaning via antivirus tool.

    3. Try to connect the external hard drive to different USB port of the Mac.

    4. Reinstall the driver of the storage device.

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