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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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