Question about SimpleTech 250GB USB2.0 7200 RPM External 250 GB IDE Hard Drive

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Can I find a manual for my SimpleTech 250GB? I haven't used in a few years and originally my son setup and used.

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SOURCE: my simpletech 250gb cannot be recognized by my computer, i use window now but before i use mac, how can i open my files on my simpletech using widowsXP OS?

click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager look through all of your devices if you see a yellow question mark?or exclamation mark ! or red x
right click to reinstall drivers or


if you can see your usb but its not working
ports(com&lpt)right click update driver


if this fails to fix the problem

check usb leads for secure dust free seating

sometimes the wires inside the cable will be damaged due to bending or stretching or placing heavy equipment upon the cable


just replace the cable of the hard disk, when you plugged the external disk drive you got that windows could recognize the USB device change the cable everything should work fine again,


check the USB leads that attach to the motherboard usually red-white-green-black make sure they are securely seated and have no dust build up on them dust will cause static and a lot of unforeseen problems

hope this helps

if this fails to fix the problem
you might have to install a usb 2 or 3 card they are cheap and easy to install you can buy these on Ebay very cheap

hope this helps

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