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My hard drive doesn't show up on my lap top

So i have a simpletech portable signature mini hard drive. And i have all my music stored in there and everything. but for some reason it doesn't pop up in my lap top. it was working great and all of the sudden that started occuring. if you can please help me with that issue that would be great thank you.

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  • aarontheedge Feb 04, 2009

    mine's doing the same
    red light comes on, occasional blue blink, but not recognized by the computer
    I plugged it into a Mac that I have access to, and it worked fine, but no matter how many PC's I try, it won't work in any of them

  • n463 Feb 06, 2009

    i am having the same problem. i think this is what we get for buying an 80 dollar piece of **** that wasn't a western digital. but then again i don't know. thing seems pretty solid. who the **** knows.

  • popparotzi Feb 11, 2009

    I am having the same problem. I think they get auto formatted when initially installed on MAC , Then can no longer be recognized by PC users. My friend (MAC USER) just gave me his external to load music on, it would not show on my PC , thought it was broken. Gave it back to him and he said it was working fine.

  • machadojr_fe May 11, 2010

    could you please tell me which operating system you are using

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Dear,
Here I would like to tell you most useful thing and that is
when we are using external storage media especially Hard Disk Drive we must handle them very carefully because they consist of Mechanical and electronics parts. Platters are one of them (mechanical). These are very sensitive of dust and are depend on the way you are using it. A minor **** can damage the drive. No doubt problem may be in the hardware for that you can visit the service centre but if we handle it will care then this way it will reduce the chances of problem.
In such way we can operate the media for long time with no problem.
Thanks & Regards,
Rakesh Kumar

Posted on Apr 06, 2009

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