I used the wrong AC Adaptor (when backing up another computer).
The hp Personal Media Drive has stopped working.
Is there any chance of recovering the data from the drive??
It is a HP Personal Media Drive 300GB, Model hd3000
Any help would be appreciated.
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You have bad heads and or bad media (platters) this is not an easy fix, if the data is important I would recommend sending to a data recovery company Digital Recovery (www.digitalrecovery.co.nz) are good and well priced. Or you open it yourself and inspect the insides. If the platters look okay try finding another drive drive with the same model number and do a head swap, only do this if the data is not all the valuable to you since it is very likely you could do more damage and render recovery impossible
)HP (Hewlet Packard) dos not use any specific brand of drives for all their machines, internal or external. By the part number, I see you have an USB external 750Gb (HP HD7500S USB 2.0 Hard Drive) or an HP Personal Media Drive (HD5000s) For information on the Personal Media Drive, I am posting this HP link for more information for you to copy paste in a new browser window. http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00189065&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=3226521 Hope this helps..
I have the same Personal Media Drive and one day it just stopped being recognized by the computer. The drive access light flashed on and off rapidly. I came to find out that the actual drive inside the unit was a Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 drive which has multiple reports of locking up. It is a firmware issue with the drive. You cannot unlock the drive by powering on/off the drive. It is possible to "unlock" the drive but you'll need to remove the actual hard drive from the personal media drive case and rig up some electronics to trick the drive into unlocking. There are a lot of detailed instructions on the internet, just google "seagate drive unbrick"- you'll find plenty of guidance. I performed the procedure and my data came back unharmed. Of course you want to make sure that you follow the unbricking procedure by flashing new firmware. I had used my drive 3 times to back up data and was about 15 months old - HP offered absolutely no help.
Many experts beleave you got a bad AC adaptor the plugs into the wall. My findings are the following.
If you hear the drive spin up but does not show up on your computer then you got a bad controller board inside the case of that hard drive. The fix take the drive out of the enclosure and put it into another enclosure or simply install it into your computer.
I have videos on a WD mybook witch is not the same model or manufacture but still helps some people figure out what to do. Please be considerate i mean the videos are dark but you can still make out on whats going on.
Hello Just recently i had the same problem just with my guitar pedal. My adapter broke and i had to make another plan.
So i was left with 2 options, either stop playing guitar or buy a new adapter, which is expensive. I then found a multiadaper. With this you can choose between AC or DC, and you have different options to which voltage you need to use. Best of all, it is not expensive at all and you an basically use it for everything which needs an adapter. You can buy this at any electronic shop
My laptop adapter delivers 4A (ampères). Examine the HD adapter, and read all markings, looking for output intensity ( a number followed by a capital A). Do the same with you computer's adapter.
If output intensity delivered by the computer adapter is higher than the output intensity of the HD adapter, chances are you have blown out a fuse inside the HD enclosure (if you have a fuse)
In addition to voltage, intensity, there is the question of polarity of the adapter (positive inside ---C+ or positive outside ---+C. You can verify compatibilties of the adapters by comparing the C with a dot on both adapters.
what you should do is search for the driver so put in google or something "hp personal meadia drive hd0000 driver". download and install the driver then it should work if this does not work then it is properly broken and you should send it back