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Computer does not recognize mY SEAGATE BARRACUDA 7200. 11 500 GB

I think that it is a problem with the usb port on the hard drive itself because when i commect my ipod in it works fine.

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Does the drive work on another computer? Does it make clicking noises? If both answers are no then you propably have firmware issue. Those drives have a common firmware issue which can be fixed if you have the tools. I had this firmware bug in my Maxtor drive and I bought this kit to fix it
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from Amazon. And since then I have fixed more than 20 Maxtor and Seagate drives with it.

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Try using your SEAGATE Hard Disk on another PC , if it works then you have one of these problems,
1. Your USB Port in your PC (Or Laptop) is broken and you have to get another one*
2. You have a software problem (Try reinstalling your OS or scan for viruses).
3. The USB Cable has a problem (get a new one).


(*) some technician can replace your USB port or fix it, or you can buy a "USB Hub"

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