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External hard drive not registering with the computer

I turned on the external hard drive and the blue ring light comes on and i hear the external hard drive trying to run but after a few minutes a red light appeas in the blue ring and the external hard drive will not show up on my computer. What could be the problem?

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Re: external hard drive not registering with the computer

WOW!! I was out of options and was desperate to find a fix for my External. So i took it out of its case and looked it over like the other solution states. I decided to plug it in while it ws out of its case, and i began squeezing it among other things. Finally when i pushed on the area on the bottom where you can see the disk is located, it grinded for a second. After that my drive started to work again!!!!!!! Unreal i thought i ws gonna lose everything i had. Id recommend trying this as a last resort and it dont take alot of pressure, just press on it until you feel the disk vibrate.

Hope this helps someone else as well.

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Re: external hard drive not registering with the computer

Sounds like the drive is physically damaged. I would extract the drive form the case, and test it. If the ports on the enclosure are faulty, theres is nothing to do about it except resolder them.......
Your youre concerned about the case and not the content on the drive, verify whether it is under warranty and return it.

Keep me posted.

Posted on Oct 29, 2007

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