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Try to install the required drivers for the external USB-enclosure. If you did, you should verify if the connections inside the encloser is well connected, as you should also check if the included powersupply (adapter) will be sufficient to power the internal harddisk.
Another test is to connect the drive to a different USB-port at your computer, or,... even better, connect it to a different PC.

Another option is that the harddisk is not formatted. Some OS'es (like Windows) don't handle this well. You can look for Acronis Disk Dokter at Internet, to overcome this.
If all failed, well, then you got an hardware issue. Either the external enclosure is malfunctioning or the harddisk is defective.

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