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Acomdata Photon 250 gig not working

Hi I live in India and we have no acomdata service here at al. I have formatted my photon with NTFS. A couple of days back I noticed that the disk would not autorun, double clicking would bring up an "Open with" dialog box. and the only way I could access it was to enter the drive letter in the run dialog. Then while trying to transfer stuff to a friends laptop, the dreaded red light came on, and from that point on I have been unable to get it detected on any computer. I have tried to get it detected using fedora but to no avail..what should I do. Should I just crack open the case, and the get the 2.5 recognised in native mode, which usually works for most 3.5" drives?

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    I have the same problem. I did find that pressing on the light button and holding it down while plugging it in would cause the CD part to be seen. But my OS still can't see the HD part. I have not tried using the windows recovery console that someone else mentioned, so I don't know if that would help.



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I would try running chkdsk via the recovery console. does your bios dectect the drive, and just not the os?

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Hi,

Appreciate the direct "Ask Me".

T your concern:
  • initially, pls verify that it is indeed an external storage problem rather than a laptop USB issue by trying other USB devices and determine if they are recognized and working;
  • disassemble the enclosure of the Acomdata external hard drive and remove the actual hard drive;
  • you would need the use of a 2nd PC, a desktop that could accommodate the HD from the Acomdata (IDE or SATA);
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Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

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Hi,

No ned to check in that.

The external hard drive can be fomatted by : 

Open the my computer, in the my computer or explorer window you should see the drive letter for the external drive.

Right click on the drive you will get the popup menu.

In that select the format option.

But always use NTFS file formatting system.NTFS provides several advantages over FAT32, including support for larger ile sizes.

Use the full format option.

Wait for sometime, until the format is completed.

Then you are good to go.

Good Luck.

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