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My external hard drive is not registering on my laptop! It used to have a constant green light when i turned on the power button but now when i turn it on there is a flashing light!

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Try to change the casing
check for ur usb driver

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Unmount usb


External hard drives are portable storage devices you can use to back up files or transfer content from one computer to another quickly and safely.

While external hard drives vary in design and storage capacity, turning them off properly is ideal because it decreases the chances of damaging or corrupting files.

Whether you are using Windows or Mac OS X, you can safely eject and turn off your external hard drive in minutes.

Safely eject your external hard drive before turning it off if you have connected it to your computer.

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Click your external hard drive's icon in the hardware window and click the "Stop" button. You should see the "This device can now be safely removed from your computer" dialog message.

Press the "Power" button to turn off your external hard drive.
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Right-click your external hard drive's icon on the desktop if you are using a Mac, and then click "Eject."

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Beyond Micro BMMDU2 wont show up on my laptop


might need to reset by turning both off

keep power for ext drive OFF

turn computer on

plug in ext drive usb(no power on drive)

turn ext drive power on

see if windows can ''see'' it now?

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I have a constant flashing green light and computer wont detect it


First, try connecting the external drive to another computer. If the second computer fails to detect it, chances are that the housing or, the drive inside have failed. Determining this requires a basic knowledge of external drives. If however the drive is rckognized the the second computer, turn off the first computer and strt it up again (not restart). Then plug your external drive to a usb port directly (not to a hub) and, it should be detected.

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Maxtor personal storage 3200 - flashing green light.


Solution:
First, disconnect the power cable from the back of the external hard drive:
If the power supply LED continues to blink:
  1. Connect the power supply to a different outlet (or instead of connecting to a power strip, connect directly to an outlet in the wall).

  2. If the power supply continues to blink after changing outlets, this indicates that the power supply is defective and needs to be replaced.

  3. If the power supply stays solid, then reconnect to the external hard drive and see if the drive spins.

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Drive stopped working


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try to use new cable.

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pls. confirm

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