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1 tb external hard drive which is not been recognized

Hi. Its satya .. I have a problem in my External Hard disk which cannot recognized by my PC. When I plug it in the green light at front just flashed and it come sound and the motor inside doesn't even seem to be running. I have checked in disk management but it dosen't appear in there either. i have also tried to use to another computers but it still does not work. any help would be great, cheers, Satya.....

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Ops fail if you have soft info on hdd and you need it nesesery take hime to maitenuse to help you for recovery but these very expensive

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I'd first check the unit on a second computer. If it does the same thing, then you likely have a defective unit

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hey im the same person who just posted above. i went to WD's website, and it said unplug the hard drive from the computer, and unplug it from the power source. then plug it into the power outlet, wait for it to spin up, then plug it in via USB/Firewire, whatever. it worked for me, so hopefully it will work for you.

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sounds like you are using the wrong power supply. Check the amp output on the power plug you plug into the wall make sure its the same as the amp input of your external harddrive

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Spoke to maxtor. The blinking green light on the power cord is a problem with the external casing for the hard drive. Several of the posts talked about taking the case apart and connecting it to the pc to download information. I thought they were crackpots. After talking to the service tech on the website it looks like that is the only fix. So... based on all the posts with the same issue I may avoid this product line int he future. Hopefully it is truely a backup for you in which case toss the old one and buy a new ext. HD. If it isn't a backup take it apart gingerly, download the information, replace the hardrive.

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Open your command prompt and format the drive type format volume [/fs:file-system]

volume: Specifies the mount point, volume name, or drive letter of the drive you want to format.

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Example.........FORMAT E: /FS:FAT32.....Press enter. E: is my second drive

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