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When i plug in my external hard drive to my computer a message comes up saying the device has malfunctioned and windows does not recognize it. reconnecting the device and changing the port is not changing anything.

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I had the same problem with an MP3 player once. What causes it is the connection between the Pc and The ext Hdd. What you need to do is either find another plug for the hdd, dont replace the hardrive just the USb cable, or muck about with the cord untill your computer notices it

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