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Jun 6, 2012

I plugged an external hard drive into my MacBook Pro and it immediately shut down. Now it will not start, it's completely dead.

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MacBook Pro (13-inch Early 2011), iOS 5.1.1

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Why does this happen and what can I do so that I can always have the external plugged in and not have to manually unplug it so the Mac can shutdown? 

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