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Toshiba mk2025gas 80gb - travelstar ibm usb 2.0 case - hdd wont spion unless partially disconnect connection to hdd first, then push back in

Hi, I have a toshiba 80gb HDD in an external usb powered enclosure (ibm travelstar). If I cannot it to my PC, the HDD wont spin and the drive is not recognised. However, if I take off the cover of the enclosure and slightly pull the connect out the back of the HDD (not fully) it will then power up. I can then push the connect fully back into the HDD and use. Does anyone know why this is happening and how to do it so I don't have to keep slightly pulling out the connection out the back of the HDD for it to spin?

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Posted on Mar 24, 2008

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Does it make any clicking/clunking sounds like any of these?
If yes - it's really bad and there's nothing you could by yourself..
If it sounds normal or doesn't spin up at all then try to remove it from enclosure and connect directly to a PC.

Posted on Nov 08, 2008

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SOURCE: "no boot sector on internal hard drive"

i think you need to re-install your Operating System again since you got a new HDD wich is tottaly empty i assume so try to install your OS on the new HDD

let me know if it helped
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Posted on Jan 02, 2009

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