Question about IO Magic Corporation GigaBank (I250HD35) 250 GB USB 2.0 Hard Drive

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Doesnt work.. blinking but system doesnt see it.

Hello
Our hard drive has died. It is lit and blinking but and making a noise but the system isnt seeing it? any advice you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

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  • bruvolo22 Jan 02, 2009

    I have the IO Magic 250 GB USB 2.0 Hard Drive as well, and whenever i power it on, it makes a sound and then starts blinking, but my computer will not recognize it as well. Is there a solution to this problem? Thank you!

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2009

    Mine does exactly the same thing! :( I have seen another thread on this same topic and one thing several people seemed to have in common is that they all turned it off for an extended period of time. I turned mine off, too. Did the two users who posted above also turn theirs off for an extended period of time? One post suggested it needs to "warm up" for something like 30 min. to overnight and another said it was the power cord. Any luck with these solutions, anyone?

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2009

    My dirve blinks as well and I/O Magic had no response to my problem. They said to replace it. Easy for them to say but what happens to all my data. I will leave mine plugged in and maybe it will come back to life.

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2009

    I have the same problem with IO Magic 250 GB USB 2.0 Hard Drive, one year old. Too bad, I have lots of data in it. Any help ?

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I had the same thing occur to my I/O Magic 250 GB USB drive a couple of days ago. I did an online chat with I/O Magic tech support and the guy said you can RMA (return) it if it's in warrantee, but otherwise too bad. Mine is out of warrantee. Since the enclosure contains an ordinary hard drive inside, just carefully peel off the little metal plate at the back of the unit, undo the two screws and slide out the drive. The are two plugs and four screws to free the drive. To get your data back once you've got the drive out, you've got three choices: buy a new enclosure ($20+), buy a toaster ($50) (it's like an enclusre, but you just pop a drive into the top, like bread into a toaster), or open up your computer and connect the drive directly as any other. Oh and don't buy another I/O Magic product again.

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