Unmounting the hard drive

Does anyone know how to dismount the hard drive from the motherboard?
Which screws must I unscrew first?

This is a bug in Canon camcorders. They will not share the Firewire bus with any other devices.
One solution is to import to your internal drive. Then in iMovie, you can drag the event file to your external drive.

Similar Messages

  • Can I restore snow leopard on my 2007 17" macbook pro if I wipe the hard-drive as I don't have the original start up discs?

    I am trying to clean the hard-drive of my 2007 17" macbook pro ready for sale but I don't have the original instal discs. I do have instal discs for a similar 15" model but it doesn't accept them. I am currently running osx 10.6.4. Any suggestions as to how I can erase unwanted content or return to original settings?
    Thanks, Howard

    press "T" immediately after power on, connect mac to other mac with firewire cable - it will be visible as external drive(s)
    in the end unmount it and shut down with power button

  • Manual unmount Firewire hard drives before shutdown

    I'm having shutdown problems again possibly due to my new firewire hard drive, the firewire driver supplied by OS X, or some combination thereof.
    The issue is if I don't manually unmount my Firewire hard drive, the MacBook Pro does not ever properly shutdown and just spends its time doing the "spinning sun ray". If I manually unmount the firewire hard drives (by dragging to trash, for example) then there is no shutdown problem. Why should this be a problem at all? I don't understand. Why can't the shutdown command also unmount Firewire hard drives consistently?
    My set up:
    MacBook Pro <--> LaCie 120Gb firewire <--> Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus 500GB
    I also saw this article:
    http://www.fcpworld.com/fcpworld/articles/E14514A0-F957-48E4-835A-81CE505C03D5.h tml
    Any times on how to solve this problem so that I can go to the shutdown command without first having to manually unmount the Firewire hard drives? Thanks!

    Frank Canzolino wrote:
    Thanks for reporting back, the idea was just a theory that I had never tried before. I do know that Macs will have difficulty shutting down if the state of a network is changed during to shutdown, say pulling the ethernet cable. Firewire has been implemented as a network port (actually a while ago).
    Yeah, I've known Firewire was implemented as a network port a long time ago. The strange thing is that I'm not using the Firewire port as a network device AND it has also been deactivated. It was deleting the port that seemed to have helped it.

  • Can you deactivate the hard drive bays using command line or other method?

    I have recently filled all my bays in my Mac Pro, but do not need all drives active at once. I also have the hard drive sleep feature turned off as a requirement for software i am running. I know there are ways to deactivate ram, is there something similar to unmount drives in the bays? I can unmount in disk util but they will come back online after a restart..
    Thanks in advance!~

    I have several disks in my Mac Pro, but the additional disks are not used often. Rather than have them spinning all the time wasting power and pushing out heat, I enabled drive sleep.
    However, I don't want my boot disk to sleep. So I wrote a cronjob to touch a file in /tmp every five minutes.
    Open a shell and type: crontab -e
    Then paste this in at the end of the file:
    # Keep root disk from sleeping.
    */5 * * * * touch /tmp/blah ; rm /tmp/blah
    Problem solved; now your other disks will sleep and your root drive will not. You can touch additional locations to stop other disks from sleeping by adding more crontab entries.
    It's a hack, but it works. pmset really should allow you to set specific settings for each disk.

  • The hard drive in my iMac is on its way out. I have an EHD (2TB), can i use this as my main (only) drive?

    The hard drive in my iMac is on its way out. I have an EHD (2TB), can i use this as my main (only) drive? ie unmount the 'C' drive and use the external hard drive as 'Macintosh HD'?

    If the EHD was, originally, formatted as an Mac OS extended (journaled) format with GUID partition scheme, then you can designate this drive as the startup drive in OS X preferences panel.

  • Unmounted, Unreadable Hard Drive

    Okay, where to begin.
    I'm using Leopard, and vista in a different boot partition, I replaced my Hard Drive with a different one and have had no problems for the past 2 weeks or so. Problem just recently began with my mbp closing on startup, verbose mode showed that it was halting the CPU, and doing fsck showed that there was a sibling link error.
    Tryed unmounting and repairing using fsck_hfs -r /dev/disk0s2 (EDIT: Which failed almost 6 times, it told me the hard drive was not fixable), and restarted in windows, now, my macintosh drive won't mount in single user mode (: mount /dev/disk0s2) it simple just goes to a new line like it did remount, but nothing shows up in windows and the startup cannot find any of the files.
    So now I have a:
    An Unmounted HD
    A messed up Catalog on the HD
    I'm trying to recover my files before backup, unless anyone can tell me another way to fix this. I can use Vista, which is what i'm posting from. Ironic.
    Also, i have checked around on how to fix this inside vista, and apparently, there was no solution other than to simply do a clean install. But i want my data still, any ideas?
    Message was edited by: Hellsadvocate

    well i dont know what to tell you, you may be able to down load disk warrior on the windows side to make the disk and then run it on the mac but i really dont know
    before its all over you may have to get the HD replaced but i really dont know how the boot camp partitioned drives work when it comes to the FSCK command since it may be thinking all of the drive needs to be checked but only the mac partition can be checked
    Message was edited by: mattathayde

  • I was given the wrong macbook when I gave mine in for repair.  I want to complain.  Also, they wiped ALL my data off the hard drive.  I want to complain to someone in authority.  How?

    I am extremely disappointed and angry with Apple service.  I am a writer and booked three weeks in Spain so that I could finish my book.  On the second day my laptop cut out on me asI was working on it, so I took it to Goldenmack in Cadiz.  Not only was I given someone else's macbook when I went back to collect it, but then when I returned to the UK, the Apple shop in Brighton managed to delete ALL my data from the hard drive because I was unlucky enough to get a trainee on her first day.  I have since learned she should not have deleted my data without even running a diagnostic.  She told me she was going to 'restore' the drive.  I took this to mean she was going to restore my work.  But no!  She erased the lot.
    I complained and eventually was put in touch with a supervisor, who I was told  had authority to resolve the issue. She said she would get the shop to phone me.  That was ten days ago and I'm still waiting. 
    Ok so there's nothing I can do now to get back the three chapters of my book that I have lost and didn't back up, but the  hard drive on this laptop is still faulty.  I try to back up my work every time I use the machine but as soon as I attach an external drive, the whole thing shuts down. I can't use it any more as I can't risk losing any more work.    This laptop is only just over a year old and this is just not acceptable, especially since I have really looked after it. 
    This is an appalling service I have encountered from Apple, and I am not going to ignore it.  I have contacted the young chap whose laptop I was erroneously given, and the repair of which I paid for! (although I did eventually get a refund),  to ask him if he had been given mine as well.  He said he had been completely unaware that his laptop had been given to me and he is furious as he had loads of "sensitive material" on it."  I have no idea in whose hands my laptop has been either, or indeed what damage it sustained while it was supposed to be in for repair.

    Contact Apple Support:
    Apple - How to Contact Us:
    Be sure to refer to the repair ticket number.
    Sounds like a terrible mixup.
    Good luck & happy computing!

  • Time machine won't back up since I have restored from time machine following hard drive replacement.  I am being told there is not enough space, however the back up is less than the hard drive size

    We recently had the hard drive replaced on our Mac as part of Apple's replacement programme.  Prior to sending it off for repair we did a final Time Machine back up, which was completed successfully.  SInce getting the computer back we restored everything from the backup disk using Time Machine, which all worked fine, however now we are having problems with it completing regular backups.  We receive a message each time telling up that the backup disk doesn't have enough space on it.  It is telling us that it needs in the region of 370gb and only has around 30gb available.  The computer hard drive is in the region of 350gb and the hard drive is a 400gb one.  It is almost as if it is not recognising that the data already on the disk is the back up of this computer and is trying to complete a completely separate back up as opposed to just updating the backup already on the disk.
    Has anyone else got any experience of this and therefore could give me some hints on what to do.  I am reluctant to wipe the backup drive and start again, however I would prefer not to have to buy another hard drive if I can avoid it as this one is technically big enough
    I look forward to getting some responses

    Hi, I never use TM myself.
    Have you looked through Pondini's extensive TM help site?
    Can't imaging something not being covered there.
    PS. It's generally recommended a TM drive be at least twice the size of your main drive.

  • MacBook Pro can no longer see the hard drive

    I've got a MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo, 15-inch.
    Okay, so I was chasing the nazis out of North Africa in Call of Duty 2 when the game froze. Command-Option-Escape was unresponsive, so I held down the power button to shut the whole thing down. When I brought it back up, I got the flashing folder icon.
    After yelling a few words I shan't repeat here, I booted off the installation DVD, then started up Disk Utility to try to repair the disk. However, Disk Utility only sees the DVD; it doesn't see the hard drive at all. Neither does Startup Disk or System Profiler. (The hard drive would be under the ATA section in System Profiler's menu, right? It only shows the DVD drive.) If I try to go ahead with the OS X installation, at the "Select a Destination" screen, where the list of disks should be is disturbingly blank. So according to every method I've tried so far, it's as if my hard drive has been entirely disconnected.
    This was my Christmas present, and I was hoping to get at least two years out of it, not two weeks. Anyone have any idea how to get this beautiful machine back on its feet again? I'm familiar with Unix and not afraid of using the command line, but I'm not sure what to try there.
    15" MacBook Pro C2D   Mac OS X (10.4.8)  

    Okay, second question: How does this forum software work? According to the thread list, someone named MacWizard has replied to this thread, but I can't see it.
    MacWizard, if you could email your reply to spearbrave at gmail point c0m so I can read it there, I'd appreciate it.
    15" MacBook Pro C2D Mac OS X (10.4.8)

  • I have an external drive - WD My Passport FOR MAC. I want to format it to work on both mac and windows. Which format do you think I should use? Will either one cause damage to the files on the hard drive?

    I have an external hard drive - WD My Passport FOR MAC. I want to format it to work on both mac and windows. I also want to be able to connect it to my TV and watch movies.
    I read up and I think I am supposed to use exFAT or FAT32? I also saw MS-DOS. Which format should I should use? Will any of them cause damage to the files on the hard drive?
    My little memory stick uses MS-DOS and it works on both mac and windows.
    Please can you just tell me a little about each and suggest which one to use.
    I know how to change it once you tell me so don't waste your time writing about changing it.

    Will any of them cause damage to the files on the hard drive?
    If you need to carry large files (e.g., larger than about 4GB) back and forth, you may need ExFAT. Otherwise MS-DOS works for smaller files.
    The Mac can Read, but not write Windows New Technology File System (NTFS) without an add-on program such as Paragon NTFS.

  • We have a PC with iTunes that needs the hard drive reformatted. Right now, it can't connect to other computers on the network. Can I save my music to a thumb drive, then re-load when the computer is reformatted?

    We have a Windows XP desktop with iTunes for windows. The hard drive needs to be reformatted. Right now, the computer will not connect to other computers on the network. Can I save my iTunes songs to a thumbdrive, then re-load after reformatting?  How do I do it?

    Copy the entire iTunes folder out to the drive. If it is too big to go as one copy stuff over to another computer in batches. It is important to have not only the media but the library file in order to properly restore your library.
    See also this User Tip. Assuming the machine won't connect to the internet you could download the SyncToy installer on another machine and then transfer it with the thumb drive. If it will connect to the net don't forget to deauthorize the machine before reformatting the hard drive.

  • My external hard drive is 'seen' by my iMac and I can go into the Finder and open files and folders. I am using the hard drive for Time Machine back up. However Time Machine says it can't find the drive. Same thing has happened with Final Cut Express.

    My new LaCie external hard drive is 'seen' by my iMac and I can go into the Finder and open files and folders. I am using the hard drive for Time Machine back up. However Time Machine says it can't find the drive.
    The same thing happened recently between Final Cut Express and my other LaCie external hard drive used as the Scratch disk. It fixed itself.
    I've run out of ideas. Help would be very much appreciated. Thanks.

    have you done some searches on FCPx and time machine? Is there a known issue with using a TM drive with FCPx? dunno but ...wait...I'll take 60 sec for you cause I'm just that kind of guy....   google...." fcpx time machine problem"  Frist page link 
    http://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/fcpx-bug-best-practices-for-using-external-hard- drives-and-final-cut-pro-x/
           You cannot have time machine backups on your hard drive if you intend to use it in FCPX.

  • I have an older macbook pro and the hard drive is starting to go (making loud noises). i tried to back up to an external hard drive (my passport essential se) using time machine and the computer keeps shutting down. suggestions to complete backup please?

    I have an older macbook pro and the hard drive is starting to go (making loud noises). i tried to back up to an external hard drive (my passport essential se) using time machine and the computer keeps shutting down. the same thing happens when just trying to save my pictures from iphoto to a flash drive. suggestions to complete backup please?

    Sounds like you'll need to access that drive while it is not booted. You need to replace it anyway, so do that, then one way or another (ext enclusure, et), access it and copy files.
    If you keep trying to boot it, you might kill it for good and not get your files, so just swap it out first.

  • I have a new Windows tablet computer with limited hard drive space, and cannot transfer my itunes library to the hard drive. Can I run t media from an external hard drive? If so, how do I transfer my files?

    I have a new Windows tablet computer with limited hard drive space (32 GB), and cannot transfer my itunes library to the hard drive. Can I run itunes from an external hard drive? I have tried to follow some of the directions on this site, but am having no success. Thanks.

    iTunes will run fine with the media on an external drive.
    However, I suggest that a tablet computer with a tiny hard drive is not ideal as the primary computer for managing an iTunes library, even a small one. If you have another machine, perhaps a big, boxy, inexpensive old desktop with a decent amount of storage, that might be a better choice.

  • Can anyone help. I need to reuse my SDHC cards and transfer footage from an ongoing profect to a hard drive. Can i edit from the Hard drive or am I better transferring info striaight from camera to time line

    Hi I am using a JVC GY-HM100 camera which is meant to work well with final cut pro.  I have an ongoing project but need to save money and resuse the SDHC cards that are currently full of footage.
    Would I be better off transferring the footage straight to the time line (as rumour has it you can do this with this camera) or store the footage on a hard drive and edit it later without risk of losing the footage.
    Many thanks

    Thanks Linda,
    Here's some more info for you:
    This is my pet checklist for questions regarding FCP X performance - you may have already addressed some of the items but it's worth checking.
    Check the spec of your Mac against the system requirements:
    Check the spec of your graphics card. If it's listed here, it's not suitable:
    Make sure you're using the latest version of the application - FCP X 10.0.3 runs very well on my 2009 MacPro 2 x 2.26 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon with 16 GB RAM and ATI Radeon HD 5870 1024 MB. I run it with Lion 10.7.3.
    Check that you have at least 20% free space on your system drive.
    If you have not already done so, move your Projects and Events to a fast (Firewire 800 or faster) external HD. Make sure the drive's formatted OS Extended (journalling's not required for video). You should always keep at least 20% free space on the Hard Drives that your Media, Projects and Events are on.
    If you are getting crashes, there is some conflict on the OS. Create a new (admin) user account on your system. Do NOT import any of the settings etc from the old account - simply use FCP X from there - if it runs a lot better, there's a conflict and a clean install would be recommended - but remember, if you reinstall the system, and then use Migration Assistant (or anything else) to import all your old settings etc etc, you may well be importing the cause of the conflict in the first place.
    Keep projects to 20 mins or less (about half that for Multicam). If you have a long project, work on short sections, make them into Compound Clips and then paste these into a final project for export.
    If you ever experience dropped frames, I strongly recommend you use ProRes 422 Proxy - it edits and plays back like silk because the files are small but lightly compressed (not much packing and unpacking to do) - but remember to select 'Original or Optimised Media' (FCP X Preferences > Playback) just before you export your movie, otherwise it will be exported at low resolution.
    If you have plenty of processor power, for the ultimate editing experience, create Optimised Media - most camera native files are highly compressed and need a great deal of processor power to play back - particularly if you add titles, filters or effects. ProRes 422 takes up much more hard drive space but is very lightly compressed. It edits and plays back superbly.
    Hide Audio Waveforms at all times when you don't need them (both in Browser and Storyline / Timeline). They take up a lot of processor power. (Use the switch icon at the bottom-right of your timeline to select a format without waveforms if you don't need them at the moment, then switch back when you do).
    Create folders in the Project and Events libraries and put any projects you are not working on currently, in those folders. This will help a lot. There's a great application for this, called Event Manager X - for the tiny cost it's an invaluable application.
    Unless you cannot edit and playback without it, turn off Background Rendering in Preferences (under Playback) - this will help general performance and you can always render when you need to by selecting the clip (or clips) and pressing Ctrl+R.
    The biggest single improvement I saw in performance was when I upgraded the RAM from 8 GB to 16.

Maybe you are looking for