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Blinks light and won't appear on desktop
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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What OS are you running? If it is a Mac, does the Disk Utility see it? If it is detected but it doesn't mount it needs to be initialised partitioned and formatted. You may need to partition it in smaller chunks if the computer or OS is older as they were not made with 500 GB and 1 TB drives in mind.
If it is Windows, try running the utility that came with it and see if it is recognised, or try the Disk Management tool in the Administrative Tools section of the control panel. If it is not seen by those utilities at all, it is possible you have either a bad cable, the drive is bad or the driver is not loaded for whatever reason.
Check those things and see if you get anywhere. Feel free to contact me again if you need any more help.
Posted on Dec 27, 2008
SOURCE: Icon won't appear on desktop.
It is possible that your USB flash drive is dead.
The other solution is to try it on some other USB port of your PC (if you used front panel USB ports now try it on the back panel).
If it also wont work, try to connect it to some other PC
If it works with an other PC, your USB ports are dead
You can try going to device manager, and to unintall USBs and reinstalling them
Posted on Nov 14, 2009
Do you hear a clicking sound while the HD (hard drive) is ON? If not, here's what you need to do:
1. Try to connect the HD into different USB ports of your computer. Or might as well, try different computer.
2. If you're using USB cable to connect the HD to the computer, try different cable. If it has a FireWire connection, then try FireWire.
3. If same problem occur, check the Disk Management of your computer while the HD is connected. To check the Disk Management, here's how:
- Right click "My Computer" (for XP) or right-click the "Computer" icon (for Vista or Win 7).
- Go to"Manage", then select "Disk Management".
- List down all the drive letters that you will see. Include the "Unallocated" disk space on the list(if there is), then unplug the HD from the computer.
* If there's a drive letter that disappears, then it's your HD. You may reconnect the HD to the computer > right-click on the HD's drive letter > change drive letter. Try to set the drive letter of the HD in drive X: or V:.
* If the drive letters remained the same, though you disconnect your HD, then, it means that the HD is no longer detected by the computer.
* If the HD appears to be "unallocated", then you need to reformat it.
*** However, if you're hearing a clicking sound, I'm sorry to inform you that the HD is no longer working. That clicking sound is also called the "click of death".
Thank you and good luck!
Posted on Jul 04, 2010
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click start control panel administrive tools ,computer management ,device manager look through all of your devices if you see a yellow question mark?or exclamation mark ! or red x 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 also make sure the computers Ram and Cmos battery are securely seated
right click to reinstall drivers or
if you can see your usb but its not working
ports(com&lpt)right click update driver
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,
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
click start control panel administrive tools ,computer management ,device manager look through all of your devices if you see a yellow question mark?or exclamation mark ! or red x
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 also make sure the computers Ram and Cmos battery are securely seated
Posted on Aug 19, 2011
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blue light - A blinking blue light indicates the computer is reading data from or writing data to the SATA hard drive, CD, DVD or HDD."
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