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My 250gb simpletech is not recognized by my laptop.Power is displayed, 4 blue lights corners lit up and then goes out.

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Click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager look through all of your devices if you see a yellow question mark?or exclamation mark ! or red x
right click to reinstall drivers or


if you can see your usb but its not working
ports(com&lpt)right click update driver


sometimes the wires inside the cable will be damaged due to bending or stretching or placing heavy equipment upon the cable


just replace the cable of the hard disk, when you plugged the external disk drive you got that windows could recognize the USB device change the cable everything should work fine again,

check the USB leads that attach to the motherboard usually red-white-green-black make sure they are securely seated and have no dust build up on them dust will cause static and a lot of unforeseen problems

if this fails to fix the problem
you might have to install a usb 2 or 3 card they are cheap and easy to install you can buy these on Ebay very cheap
hope this helps

Posted on Feb 22, 2012

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: simpletech 250GB STORAGE S

try plugging your HD into another desktop/laptop to see if your HD is functioning well on a different computer. Could be the USB cable problem. 

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

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SOURCE: when turn on my simpletech 250GB device its say

control panel admistrive tools ,computer management ,device manager scroll down universal serial bus controllers you should see a yellow question mark?
right click to reinstall drivers or
if you can see your usb but its not working
ports(com&lpt)right click update driver or
scroll to disk drives if you can see your drive + to expand right click you should see options to update driver,disable,uninstall scan for hardware changes. or
select properties you should see options in the general tab to troubleshoot,policies,volumes,driver and details under the driver tab you will have the options to check the driver details,update driver,rollback driver or uninstall
hope this helps

Posted on Dec 31, 2010

jgroves705
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SOURCE: when turn on my simpletech

This sounds like your USB bus does not have enough power available to run all devices that are connected to it.
If you are using a USB HUB, this is not unusual.
Try disconnecting other USB devices to see whether that allows the external drive to function properly. If it does, then I suggest that you get a "powered" USB hub to use to connect all of your devices.

Posted on Dec 31, 2010

GodricHamber
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I managed to recover data from crashed hard drive with Tenorshare DataRecovery.If needed,you can download it and scan your hard drive for free topreview whether your data can be recovered.It will show you the filename,type,date and of your files and thumbnails for pictures that it foundon your drive. Get it from http://www.any-data-recovery.com/product/datarecoveryprofessional.htm
If it fails, you will have to bring it to Best Buy or a professional but let'shope not because it will cost you a lot of money ($500-1000 or more) andwhether they can recover data is not guaranteed.

Posted on Sep 07, 2011

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