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My Beyond Micro BMMDU2 stop working, My PC can't find it

What's going on with my external drive? It was working just great! And now all of the sudden, my laptop does not recognize it. I already try it in another PC, it's the same. Please, any piece of advice it will be really apreciated. I need to retrive the information that is inside that disc, ASAP.
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  • newhorizon Jan 17, 2009

    I follow that. This solution wasn't helpful. The PC doesn't recognize the external drive.

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Welcome to Fixya! Plug it into your Computer, Go to Search under the Start Menu and locate the Drive There. You should be able to access the Files on it from There.

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The usb cable might be faulty..try to use a new cable...

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Offhand, it could either be the electronic/data interface of the external drive or the actual hard drive inside. Proposed course of action would include:

  • try a recovery software like GetDataBack. Download the demo Both for NTFS & FAT and determine which will work/recover your files;
  • if one (NTFS or FAT) would work, either purchase the software or look for freeware equivalent;
  • should neither work, then the hard drive of the Micro BMMDU2 must be physically removed, attached to a SATA/IDE to USB adapter and tried again;
  • if the above works and the drive is recognized, then the electronic/data interface is defective;
  • if still unrecognizable, then the hard drive is faulty;
  • of course, it could just be the USB cable.
Pls post back result(s). Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Jan 14, 2009

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Check The Light On Your Power Supply And If Its Not Lit It Needs To Be Replaced.

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    Michael Fisher Jan 14, 2009

    The Power Supply Needs To Be Replaced If The Light Is Off Sorry For Not Clarifying.

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When you connect the drive to your computer, what happens does it ding dong?

have a look into the device manager, right click on my computer icon and select manage, then on the left side select device manager, have the device manager open and unplug the usb drive, plug it back in what happens? does the device appear? any ! or ? Marks? Open the device that has a Error or a yellow ! ? mark, what is the status? right click on it and select properties to see the status.

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  • Ekse Jan 18, 2009

    If the drive uses a external power adapter the adapter maybe faulty. I would suggest if the drive is outside of warranty, you can take the case apart, remove the drive from the case and plug it in to your desktop computer directly and see if the drive works. if it does, the issue is in the power adapter or the usb case.

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