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Computer no longer recognizes "simple drive" When I turn it on.

Used to show up as external device as "simple drive". I used it to store pictures. Blue light on top would come on when it was working. It comes on quickly when you first turn it on but then goes off and stays off.

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Does you drive make any sounds like these? If yes you have a mechanical problem and you should get a specialist to work on it. If not - try to remove the drive from USB casing and connect it directly to your PC or put into another USB enclosure. This should help if the problem is with the enclosure itself and not with the drive. 

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