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I have a cavalry CAUE37500 500GB 2.0 that I have
> ticking of a watch ...
A typical sound from a disk-drive that has malfunctioned.
If it still has a valid WARRANTY, exercise the warranty to get it repaired/replaced.
If the warranty has expired, then open the case, remove the disk-drive, buy a new "compatible" disk-drive, connect it, and thus "revive" your external storage device.
on Oct 24, 2010
My Calvary external 500GB hard drive is not being recognized
Okay , so there are some steps to figure out what is wrong with your external.
Firstly , if your computer makes a sound when you plug in your external ,
go to Start-Control Panel-Administrative Tools-Computer Management-Disk
Management , and see if your external drive is listed here with your
local drives. If it is listed , right click on the drive and change the
drive letter to make it appear in "my computer".
If your drive does not make a connection sound when connecting to your
computer and also does not show up , please follow the next step.
Remove the hard drive from the casing if possible and install it in your
computer case or another external case.If the drive works , the problem
is with the casing and you can ignore the drive.
Now , if the problem is with the casing , there are still 3 possibilities.
latter is the easiest to diagnose , does your external light up at all
when you plug in the power? If not , then this is probably your problem.
On the bottom of the adapter is a label which you will be able to use
to have a new adapter made at your local electronics shop and this will
cost about $30 max. They will also be able to test the adapter with a
clamp meter to see if this is really the problem and this should be
- The USB cable between the drive and the computer may be damaged.
- The circuit board which connects your drive to the interface of the external may be blown.
- The power supply (if applicable) may have a blown transformer.
The second component you want to test is the USB cable. If
you have a printer , swop out the cables and see if your printer
functions normally. Most externals use the same connector so you should
be able to test it in this manner. If the cable works go on to the last
step. If the cable is defective , replace it with a new one which you
can find for about $10 at most electronics and chain stores.
last component to test is the circuit board. This is a bit of a grey
zone as you probably won't be able to spot the blown component unless it
failed really badly. With the casing already opened , locate the
external's circuit board and check to see if you have any blackened
components or fluids leaking from some components. If all the other
components of the external worked perfectly , then this is the faulty
part. It is not really economical to replace the circuit as most of the
time it is out of production by the time you need to replace it and it
still costs a lot even if it is available so if your drive is working
perfectly when connected via sata or IDE on your computer , the best is
to buy a new casing and place your old drive in the new casing.
A casing costs about $50 and you could get it at most tech shops and big chain stores like Best Buy.
I hope this solves your problem and please reply if you need more help.
on Sep 29, 2010
My computer (HP Pavillion p3101)
Press the start button and right click "my computer"-> Manage -> Storage -> disk management. It can take up to a minute before displaying your discs. Rightclik your 500 gbcaue37500 and and depending on what's avaible;
Change from offline to online
Assaign a drive letter to the drive
- If my solution helped, feel free to rate it!
on Jul 30, 2010
External hard drive will not power on
The adapter case could be faulty but the hard drive may be OK.
Remove the hard drive and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter. Then plug the adapter into a working computer's USB port and if this computer sees it as an external hard drive and you can open the folders and files, then the hard drive is OK and you only need to buy a new USB hard drive adapter case.
If the hard drive is faulty, and the data is very important to you, there are companies that can retrieve data from faulty hard drives BUT it will cost you an arm and a leg for their services.
on Jun 19, 2010
My Cavalry hard disk fell off from a couple of feet
It does sound like you have the "click of death"
You could try remove the drive from its enclosure and connect it direct to a computer. If however it still clicks ticks or whines badly the it is probably toast.
You can however buy just a drive and put it in the enclosure. then maybe use crazy glue to hold it down.
A far as recovery goes then if it does not work on your computer directly then the other options is very expensive data recovery services
on Aug 11, 2009
Hard drive problems
Recommend you contact the Hard Drive manufacturer. No one will know more about the product than they will. I would follow their recommendations. Who is the manufacturer - NOT OF THE COMPUTER - OF THE HARD DRIVE.
on Sep 06, 2008
Cavalry hard drive gets error message
click start control panel administrative tools computer management then select event viewer depending on what operating sytem you have this may vary
extend the events there you will ((see errors in red)) you will no what exactly what the error was and at what time it occured
you might be able work your way through the problem
if it's a program file you might uninstall the program restart your computer then reinstall some of these files/software
hope this helps
on May 09, 2012
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