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Simpletech external hard drive 320gb not starting

I cannot get my hard drive to start up. The lights on the device work, and it is getting power, but when it makes the "wind-up" sound that usually turns into the normal buzzing of a hard drive, the sound dies off. Its like it is trying to start, but it fails. I have some fairly important data that I would like to recover from the drive, does anyone know how to fix the problem, or at least a way to recover the data?

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  • fsaucedo Mar 26, 2009

    My Simpletech 320G pininfarina does not pick-up on any pc! It tries , but won't run...pls email a solution to fsaucedo2001@yahoo.com.

    thanx!

    Frank S.

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