Question about Beyond Micro (BM120MD3U2) 120 GB USB 2.0 Hard Drive

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I plag my BMMDU2 in 2 my computer & it does not show up anywhere

I tried 2 more of my computers and can't find it
green ligt is on
put in the usb plag
last year it was working on my older computer
i did't use the Disk for one year
i have a lot of info. on the Disk

thanks for the help
i don't know if it came with a cd?

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  • xcar111 Jan 28, 2009

    I have the same problem. My laptop crashed and I was not able to save anything, so after reloading XP, I plugged my Beyond Micro Mdl # BMMDU2 back into the laptop as I have backed up everything on it, but it won't recognize the drive. I have no idea what to do next either. I would also appreciate some help on this matter.

  • Timothy Heinrich Feb 01, 2009

    I have the same issue w/ beyond micro external hard drive. I have yet to try this solution, but I have read on another site that the Power Supply is too low at 1.5 watts. Try to use a similar power supply with higher Watts. I have a different brand with higher Watts & the internet solution said that they went to Radio Shack for 1.


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The only solution that I have found, due to having same problem, is that original power supply is too low at 1.5 watts. 3 things to try.
1 - purchase another similar external hard drive and use its power supply. (I bought a Maxtor Driive with same plug at 2.0 watts)
2 - purchase power supply from radio shack with higher watts. take drive in with you for tech to match it up.
3 - Remove the Hard Drive from tthe case and connect to a PC as a slave Hard drive.

Any option may or may not work, but worth the try when invaluable data is on your drive.

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