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My Acomdata (HD250 UE5-72) external hard drive isn't working

Mfg Apr 06 - This drive worked perfectly until a few months ago when it was no longer recognized in my list of drives and the normally blue light now flashes from red to quick blue constantly. I have disconnected all cords, tried dfferent ports and computers, but nothing seems to work. Is there anyway to reset the drive? Is it a total loss? It is my major backup!

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The hard drive is probably faulty, how is the drive? if it uses a external powersupply the power adapter may have worn out and is not providing enough power for the drive to function.

Do you hear clicking from the drive?

A possible solution would be to remove the hard drive from the case, note that it may void your warranty if its still on warranty. And connect it to your computer directly to see if it functions.

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Plug the drive into a MS Windows XP box. The first thing it asks you is whether or not you want to change or disable the security settings. Disable them. After that you should be able to mount the drive just like a usb memory stick.

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http://www.techsupportforum.com/1163140-post1.html

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Unlikely Its A Total Loss But Something inside The Unit Is Broke Probably Not The Actual Hard Drive. Let Me Know Are Any Lights Lighting? Does The Plug From The Wall Have Power? If Not Take The Plug To Radio Shack Or Similar And Pick One With The Same Output To Replace it.

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If the drive is not detected anymore by any computer sorry to say but its already bad, you can still send the drive back to manufacturer and they can still try to recover data from it...

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Connect the drive in any other pc and check as there is nothing to reset the drive but many hardware repair centers has a software to recover the back up you cad try thee service center.

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