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New verbatim 160gb usb external hard drive model # USB160 isnt recognized by my pc.

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    I have the same problem my computer's motherboard is ASUS

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I had a simliar problem. This is how I fixed it in XP;

Remove any attached external devices except the one having the
problem.

Go to:
1. Control Panel
2. Administative Tools
3. Computer Management
4. Under Storage right click on "Disk Mangement"
5. The bad drive should show up as Disk 1 with a black bar across
the top.
6. Right click on the bar.
7.Select " change drive letter and paths " and follow the instructions.
8. If number 7 does not work, go back to the menu and select
"Format". During the FORMAT I believe you will be asked to assign
a drive letter.
9. GOOD LUCK

I acutally had this problem with two different drives. I fixed the first one using the instructions above. But the second drive didn't even show up in Disk Management. I had to return it for a new one.

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I accidentally spilled water on my USB160 and now my computer doesn't read the drive. HELP! I


what happened when and after you spilled water on it was it connected and working at the time
did you? dry it out completely after you spilled water on it
click start control panel administrive tools ,computer management ,device manager look through all of your devices if you see a yellow question mark?or exclamation mark ! or red x
right click to reinstall drivers or
if you can see your usb but its not working
ports(com&lpt)right click update driver
sometimes the wires inside the cable will be damaged due to bending or stretching or placing heavy equipment upon the cable,
just replace the cable of the hard disk, when you plugged the external disk drive you got that windows could recognize the USB device change the cable everything should work fine again,
check the USB leads that attach to the motherboard usually red-white-green-black make sure they are securely seated and have no dust build up on them dust will cause static and a lot of unforeseen problems also make sure the computers Ram and Cmos battery are securely seated

if this fails to fix the problem you might have to install a usb 2 or 3 card they are cheap and easy to install you can buy these on Ebay very cheap if this solution does not work and you might need one

hope this helps

Aug 04, 2011 | Verbatim 160GB USB FireLite: The "drive...

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I have a Verbatium USB160 S/N JH8Y01 When I plug it into my laptop all I get is a flashing light on the drive. It did work at one time and I was able to back up to it. I read that the usb cable that came...


Does the drive have external power (D.C.) adapter? If not try to use a 2 ended usb plug to make sure the drive is being powered up. Does the computer see the drive? go to my computer\manage\diskdrives

Jul 12, 2011 | Verbatim 160GB USB FireLite: The "drive...

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I do not see my external drive


if it doesnt show you external drive try changing the cable which connects the drive to the pc

Mar 16, 2011 | Verbatim 160GB USB FireLite: The "drive...

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No computers will recognize my externaml Hard drive. Its model number is usb160. whenever i plug it in to anything, all it shows is a flashing blue light. Can you please help?


An external storage-device has four major components:

* the USB cable

* the power-adapter

* the disk-drive inside the enclosure

* the USB-to-disk-drive adapter inside the enclosure.

One of these components has failed.

Try a different USB cable.

Try connecting to a different USB port on your computer.

Try connecting to a USB port on a different computer.

Take a "multi-meter" and measure both the voltage and amperage output from the AC adapter, and compare with the specifications on the label on the adapter.

Open the enclosure, and remove the disk-drive, and then connect it as a "slave" disk-drive in a desktop computer, to see if it works at all.

Purchase a new, compatible, disk-drive, and install it in the enclosure, to "revive" your external storage device.

Get the part-number and serial-number from the label on your disk-drive, and access the manufacturer's web-site, and use "check warranty status", to see if they will replace the device, at minimal cost to you.

There exist commercial "data recovery" services that can try to repair your device, just long-enough to rescue and copy your files. For example, see: https://services.seagate.com/index.aspx?lng=en-US for a "no data - no charge" guarantee.

Dec 26, 2010 | Verbatim 160GB USB FireLite: The "drive...

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Unable to safely eject


Just completely "shutdown" your computer, and then disconnect the USB cable. Then, you should be able to manually "eject".

Apr 17, 2010 | Verbatim 160GB USB FireLite: The "drive...

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Where can I get a new usb cord for my Verbatim usb160. It works if I wiggle the cord.


If your close to a radio shack they have them, you can also go to
www.monoprice.com

they sell just about any cable made and then some.

Jan 29, 2010 | Verbatim 160GB USB FireLite: The "drive...

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I CONNECT EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE TO PC WITH XP AND IT DID NOT RECOGNISE EXT HARD DRIVE HELP PLEASE


dear sir
good day
try to replace the USB cable and test the Hdd on an other computer system to make sure it is function and good luck

Dec 29, 2009 | Verbatim 160GB USB FireLite: The "drive...

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I hve a Verbatim USB Portable Hard Drive with 160gb/go. Suddenly I notice the blue light on the unit is blinking, and my K drive (Verbatim) is no longer showing on my computer. What does this mean?...


usualy it means that it has an error,try checking that the cables to the drive are connected properly if there all fine try shutting the usb drive off and turing it back on after 3 min.
you should turn your PC off also and restart it.
if that does not work you need to post more information about your PC and periferal devices.

Jul 18, 2009 | Verbatim 160GB USB FireLite: The "drive...

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Need drivers


Below is the link for the FireLite 160GB portable HD. Drivers are only needed for win98. 2000/xp/vista are plug and play. The manuals are included at this link.

http://www.verbatim.com/support/support.cfm?part_number=firelite+160gb+usb&x=56&y=11

Additionally, there could be a problem with power supply. A switch is on the back...USB or EXT. EXT is for an external supply. (http://www.verbatim.com/products/detail.cfm?product_id=38819801-1143-3415-5FE3682C49A8E37F&cat_id=3883B708-1143-3415-5FB9F3C74069A098) USB is naturally for a USB cable. Clicking might indicate low power when using USB. Switch to the external adapter or get a USB cable with two connectors for the computer (the extral cable draws more power),

good luck.

Jul 10, 2009 | Verbatim 160GB USB FireLite: The "drive...

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Verbatim usb 160 external hard drive.


That model doesn't have an external power supply port.

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