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I have a Mac OS X EI Capitan Version 10.11.6. Also got a 1.5Tb Seagate External hard drive. The hard drive is about a year old and my mac is only a few months old. The hard drive always work fine, but when I plug it in now, it doesn't mount at all and doesn't even show in Disk Utility? I thought of just re-formatting the hard drive. But I can't format it if it doesn't show in Disk Utility, it also doesn't show when I go to the Terminal. Type in diskutil list, it only shows my Mac hardrive. The hard drive is running, I even replaced the usb cord but still nothing. It doesn't even show up in my Time Michine. I added screenshots. Please can someone help me.

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  • I have this same problem. I have two of these: one is 1.5 TB and the other is 2.0 TB. I have a Macbook Pro as well that is about 2 years old. Not sure why this is happening. – user235477 Apr 26 '17 at 2:21
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Barring also testing it on another Mac, that sounds like a hard drive logic board failure. Your best bet might be to source a logic board from another identical hard drive, with an IDENTICAL board model identifier (including the revision if any), and swap for yours, then see if it works.

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