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External hard drive problem!

When you say change the casing do you mean to take off the casing and have a look inside!? there seems to be no start up noise, power noise at all! could it be a power supply problem i,e the power pack? need new one!
As the hard drive does not register at all on my computer!

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Yes u can try checking the power supply of the casing
try other power supply of same capacity
if there is no solution for problem u can try changing the casing
if both the things are working fine then you will have to check the hard drive connecting directly to the computer internally

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