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I have a 250GIG iOMagic USB external Drive. It was working just fine for over 2 years I think, this morning we had a black out, everything went down for about 5 hours. My home network came back up, but I noticed the drive was not present anymore on the network. IT is blinking however. I tried changing the USB cables thinking it may have also gotten loose over time, but still nothing. I don't recall if it came with a CD or anything. Any idea?

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If you tried turning it off and on and powering it down again and such, it might have failed from the power problem.

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If your hard drive casing has malfunctioned, then retrieving your data is as simple as putting the hard drive inside another hard drive enclosure.  Hard drive enclosures are available at any local computer store, and also available on our website.  Make sure to get the right size enclosure.  The I250HD35 has a 3.5" Hard Drive inside it, which is a standard desktop hard drive.

If you put your hard drive in another enclosure and it still won't show up on any of your computers, then your best bet at retrieving your data is to contact a data recovery specialist.   After you have retrieved your data, we will replace your unit if you are still within the warranty period. For specific warranty and replacement information, go to www.iomagic.com and click on Support.
 
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