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My iomega hard drive is dead how can I fix this?

Its an external usb hard drive, i only had it a few months and then suddenly my computer doesnt show the drive or theres no noise coming from the HD. A light flicks and then goes dead.

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  • uptown_herma Mar 03, 2009

    thanks but im very much an amateur and would not dare to do as u suggest however much as I'd like to!

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Disconnect any leads and remove the outer cover.

Check the hard disk inside is securely pushed into the receiving socket.

Replace outer cover and give it a try.

Sometimes a knock can dislodge the drive and cause the problems you describe.

Best wishes.


Posted on Mar 03, 2009

  • My reply is Mar 03, 2009

    It's really, really easy.

    Locate the very small cross head screws (usually on the back or side).
    Simply remove them with an appropriately sized screwdriver and the cover will just slide off.
    Just push firmly inwards on the end of the exposed internal drive to be sure it is seated properly and then replace the cover.

    TIP: Don't lose the screws ...... they're tiny :o)

    I know you can do it !!!




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