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Fantom Drive TFDU16072A Error

I have a 160GB USB 2.0 hardrive from Fantom Drives, bought on 9/30/06. It was working fine till recently when it stopped working. When I connect the hard drive to my USB port, and click on new hardware, it shows a external drive connected, but I cannot see the hard drive on "My Computer". I tried using Device Manager but it does not show up there too. I have tried this with all my USB ports. I have a Windows XP 2002 SP 2. I tried connecting to an old Windows 2000 laptop also but got the same problem.

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Re: Fantom Drive TFDU16072A Error

2009 06 30 - I just had a similar problem. The Fantom external drive was working fine, but I had to shut down due to a thunderstorm. When I restarted the PC, the drive was not showing up. WHAT I FOUND: First, I didn't find this solution anywhere - everything seemed to point to a new install (or at least how to reformat and start over.) BUT, I right clicked on Computer, Manage, Disk Management - it still didn't show. On the right, under More Actions, I clicked 'rescan disks'. Now it shows up! And all of my data is right there. Whew!

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Re: Fantom Drive TFDU16072A Error

Here is a step by step process of what to do on fantom's website: There are a couple of other listings there that "should" help you out, but they were asking you to do things that you weren't able to access in the first place. I'm hoping that the link that I provided helps you out regardless.

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Advise. Please make sure to read the warranty on your product you may be able to send it back to the company if it is under waranty. I read on another blog that the miniboard in the case where the usb connects to the device was faulty and needed repair. I know this is the same with mine because it works perfection when connected directly to the desktop.

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