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I have one of these wonderful Seagate units which craps out. There is no power, so I have pulled it apart and found that component L13 is burnt out. Can you tell me what L13 is so I can replace it? It appears that it somehow links the negative terminal and the earth path on the board.

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  • tonywu738 Feb 12, 2009

    There is no power, so I have pulled it apart and .......



    How did you pull the power apart? I have the 1.5 TB Free Agent Desk and can't access my photos, but I can seen thumbnails and can access one photo before it crashes.

  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2009

    Not detecting drive in manager.

  • armendi_gl May 11, 2010

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mbase213
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SOURCE: seagate freeagent drive

Hi George,

The seagate freeagent should be reconigized by windows. The question is are you adding an additional partition or do you want to create a brand new partion. I'm assuming you want to add.

You can add more space to existing primary partitions and logical drives by extending them into adjacent, contiguous unallocated space on the same disk. To extend a basic volume, it must be formatted with the NTFS ile system. You can extend a logical drive within contiguous free space in the extended partition that contains it. If you extend a logical drive beyond the free space available in the extended partition, the extended partition grows to contain the logical drive as long as the extended partition is followed by contiguous unallocated space.

To extend a basic volume

  1. Open Command Prompt.
  2. Type: diskpart
  3. At the DISKPART prompt, type: list volume
    Make note of the number of the basic volume you want to extend.
  4. At the DISKPART prompt, type: select volume n
    Selects the basic volume, n, you want to extend into contiguous, empty space on the same disk.
  5. At the DISKPART prompt, type: extend [size=n] Extends the selected volume by size=n megabytes (MB).
Value Description list volume Displays a list of basic and dynamic volumes on all disks. select volume Selects the specified volume, where n is the volume number, and shifts the focus to it. If no volume is specified, the select command lists the current volume with focus. You can specify the volume by number, drive letter, or mount point path. On a basic disk, selecting a volume also gives the corresponding partition focus. extend Extends the volume with focus into next contiguous unallocated space. For basic volumes, the unallocated space must be on the same disk as, and must follow (be of higher sector offset than) the partition with focus. A dynamic simple or spanned volume can be extended to any empty space on any dynamic disk. Using this command, you can extend an existing volume into newly created space. If the partition was previously formatted with the NTFS file system, the file system is automatically extended to occupy the larger partition. No data loss occurs. If the partition was previously formatted with any file system format other than NTFS, the command fails with no change to the partition.
You cannot extend the current system or boot partitions.
size=n The amount of space, in megabytes (MB), to add to the current partition. If you do not specify a size, the disk is extended to take up all of the next contiguous unallocated space.
Notes
  • To open a command prompt, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Command Prompt.
  • You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group in order to complete this procedure. If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings might also prevent you from completing this procedure.
  • To extend a basic volume, it must be formatted with the NTFS file system.
  • You can only extend a basic volume onto the same disk.
  • You can only extend a basic volume if it is followed by contiguous unallocated space.


Hope this helps!

Thanks
Mark

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Seagate Freeagent not being installed

beck up your all files, then install a New Operating system, u install and un-install it, therefore it seems that some files are missing. and the fact is not installing and showing the device again.
so install a fresh O.S, and install it again,, and Enjoy..
good luck

shafky

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

pcpal
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SOURCE: Knocked over Seagate 500GB FA Pro Makes Beep Noise/Can't Connect

it sounds like the disc (inside the hard drive casing) has become jammed or what is known as "stickation". the best way to unstick the disc is usually another sharp blow. the best way to do this is to remove the drive from the external casing and, while holding it by one side, strike the other side downward onto a hard surface like a wood desk. do not strike it on metal or cement as you may cause more damage. make sure the surface is softer than the drive casing. it sounds extreme but it has worked for me on several occasions.

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

KingDWS
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SOURCE: my Seagate FreeAgent Desk 1 TB worked for several

There is about a 40% failure rate on these drives which is extremely high. The problem is a error in the onboard bios. If it is still working you can apply a update that will fix it. If it has "bricked" or locked up then you are out of luck. You can try to return it under warrenty. If you have important data on the drive then you may need the services of a data recovery company to get it off ie $$$ to do.

Posted on Dec 30, 2009

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SOURCE: my son knocked the seagate freeagent down and it

Probably bad. Is it not being recognized by your system, no matter what you do?

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