My HD does not show on the pc when plugged in a USB port, but the memory stick does shows. Is this HD damage or is it posiibly a casing problem only? I have too much valuable stuff safed like memory photos of places visited. Being from RSA (ZA) its diffcult to travel and re-capture those photos. Please help me on a solution or temporary retrieving the data.
Data recovery software can only retrieve data if the HDD shows in windows. Some disks may not show in My Computer(if corrupted). Another way of checking if the HDD is being detected by windows is using disk management. Click Start,then run, then type compmgmt.msc. Click on Disk Management when the Computer Management box opens. If you HDD is showed among the list of drives there is a possibility of getting our data.If not you need advance data recovery where the HDD has to be physically taken apart.Let me know what your findings are.
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plug a device into it and see, eg a flash memory stick. If it doesn't work try different usb socket
ps there be a number of reasons why your usb port doesn't seem to be working If it doesn't. Some are software related
A great feature that isn't commonly known is ReadyBoost. It was introduced in Vista and is available in Windows 7 as well. Basically it increases the amount of memory you have by using your memory stick. You can use more then one usb/thumb drive and the bigger they are the better.
Step 1: Just insert your USB drive into a usb port.
Step 2: Click Start> Computer
Step 3: Right click the USB memory stick you plugged in and choose Properties. Click the ReadyBoost tab then choose Use this device. Choose how much space you would like to allocate and that's it!
Connect some other USB device (keyboard? mouse? memory-stick?) to your desktop?
Are those devices detected? If not, then either:
* the USB port(s) on your desktop are damaged,
* the device-drivers for the USB ports on your desktop are not installed.
Try connecting it to a different desktop/laptop, to see if the Seagate works at all, on any desktop.
Ok I think the best method to "Fix" this would be to get your self a 4 - 5 port USB card, they are, real cheap, insert it into a spare slot, inside your PC, and install the drivers, if any, and use that one. And simply ignore the other one all together.
When you say memory stick im assuming you mean something such as a usb jump drive (thumb drive) or an sd card ( ex. for a digital camera)
A usb thumb drive you would plug into an empty usb port. Open My Computer or Computer in the start menu.
You will see your thumb drive appear as a drive. You can double click on it to open it and see the data stored on it. From there you can copy it anywhere you want on your pc.
If you are talking about a memory card for a digital camera etc then you need a card reader for your computer. You would plug the card reader in via usb. Plug the card into the appropriate slot and it would show up in my computer just like a jump drive would. Again you can save the data however you would like from there.
The full specification of your laptop is located HERE. It shows that you do not have any card (mini or SD Cards) slots.The only option left in order for you to use and access any memory card is to buy an "external" USB-type Card Reader. There are 3-in-1 and 5-in1 Card Readers that can be connected via your USB port. In these card readers, you can plug in your memory sticks or memory cards and your computer can then access it.
An Amber blinking power button indicates a low voltage problem. This can be caused by a defective power supply or a defective motherboard. Just to make sure that nothing else is causing the problem, remove any PCI cards like modem, video card, sound card, etc... Remove the memory modules and disconnect cables to CD/DVD drives. Look at the USB ports to see if any are damaged. Your responses are intended to improve the level of service provided. Please show your appreciation by rating your experience. Thank You.
Did the system power down as soon as you plugged it in? Or just at the next reboot some time later? It is possible there was a short at the usb port. It is unusual to burn out the mobo, since most usb ports are fused.
Unplug all peripherals, drives and cards, then try to roboot just the motherboard. If that's ok, the plug things back in, one by one and boot each time.
Also, if the usb jack is damaged somehow, unplug it from the motherboard headers and try to boot.