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Hi i have a portable hard drive which is 20 GB, by Alfa Digital. it used to work properly at my place, but ever since i moved to the UK, it gets jammed as soon as it is plugged in. my PC can detect it, and even its main folders show, but when i try to open or copy them, it jams the whole PC. i have very very important data in it and there is no other backup. please help me. is there a software that i can download which can scan and repair the device? pleaselet me know. i live in coventry, UK.

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  • nadyan Nov 20, 2008

    hi thanks.. i'll try to buy a new cable to see if it works. i hope this solves the problem. if there are any problems after that i'll let you know thanks alot :)

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This is a problem mainly coming from the cable (it happens to me lot of time when the cable is used to be rolled for travels or going to friends) change the cable and try, or try to roll the cable the way, you'll have all bandwith., or use sticking paper to maintain cable

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    Arnaud Gaudin Nov 20, 2008

    You've to carry about the cable >< connector manufacture to avoid this kingd of problem, that's usualy the fragile part of itpersonally, I often put something like a cut marker cap over that part and stick it on so its very more durable

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