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Blinking light on iomega external hard drive

The power light is blinking and my computer is not detecting the external hard drive. unplugging and restarting the computer has not solved the problem.

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Try plugging the unit into another working computer. If the same thing happens then the external drive is toast. U may be able to remove the drive with within the unit, set it up as a slave, install on working computer and possibly extract any and all needed files before throwing it out.

Posted on Nov 23, 2013

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SOURCE: Iomega 250 GB external stopped working

This is really not a solution, but you should all try to connect your iomega to a imac, and use the Disk Utility (in Utilities folder), if you have any luck the hard drive will be recognized and you will be able to format it

Posted on Feb 14, 2009

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SOURCE: iomega external not visible

Unfortunately, Windows isn't the most efficient operating system when it comes to it's "Plug 'n Play" abilities. In my experience, external hard drives can be particularly sensitive when it comes to unplugging the data cable while navigating the drive. I've had two external drives lose all data because of that flaw in the NTFS file system. The MFT exists on every drive with NTFS storage method. If that becomes corrupt, it can render the drive useless.

The drive may have power, but that quiet beeping you hear is an indication that the reader head is stuck to the platter and may be grinding into it. There is a myth (may or may not be true) that says if you put the drive in your freezer for a few minutes, take it out, drop it from 6 inches onto a hard surface, it may knock the head loose and make the drive work again.

I tried that method, and it made the situation worse for me, but it may work for you. I would resort to that option only if nothing else fixes it.

Posted on Aug 09, 2009

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SOURCE: Iomega large external hard drive doesn't show up

Well this is a tough one. I am assumeing that you have done all the normal things.
Most external hard drives are just a standard internal hard drive with a case and a IDE/SATA to USB adapter built in. When you plug in the drive and it powers up listen to the drive if you hear a clunk. Not a the happy ticking of a normal drive but a bad clunk. This can mean that the controller on the hard drive itself is bad.
If everything sounds happy then I would try replacing your power adapter. I know that the blue light goes on but most of that runs off the 5 volt leg of the power supply (I have has some hardware manufacturers actually pull the power light voltage from the USB port Grrr) most of the Large sized external hard drives use a 12 volt adapter and it can have no problem with the step down to 5 volt it may have a problem with the 12v.The 12v is what it uses to spin the drive. Unless you have one of those little drives. They use a laptop hard drive that works of a lower voltage. Most of the time you can get an adapter from Radio Shack. Be sure to bring the old one so they can get the Volts, amps, poleartity and the type of connector. It is worth a try and keep the reciept. If it is just bad I am sorry but the only way to get the data off is to break into the unit and pull the hard drive out. Then use another USB to IDE/SATA adapter to pull the data off.
Hope this helps a little.

Posted on Sep 13, 2009

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SOURCE: cannot copy files to Iomega 500 GB external hard drive.

It depends on how you formatted the the drive.
If it was formatted FAT it will work on both Mac and PC.
If you formatted to HFS+ (the native mac format) then it will only work on a mac.

Posted on Sep 17, 2009

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SOURCE: my iomega external hard drive beeps when connected computer

I just bought an Iomega external Hard Drive model number SPDHDU and I couldn't get it to stop beeping when I connected it to my Mac... Then I changed the usb connection from one I had laying around for other devices, to the one it came with and now it works fine!

Posted on Apr 26, 2010

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***Please NOTE***
Touch the drive and put your ear to it, to test if the drive is spinning and working. Do this while it is powered on. Also, try disconnecting the USB cable, reboot the computer, re-connect USB cable to another USB port on computer. If you still have the same issue, try the below solutions.
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  • Disconnect the power supply plug from the external drive.
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  • Disconnect the computer's power supply cord for 60 seconds.
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If the still no detection and still blinking lights on the drive, check the power supply to the drive.
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Hello there,

What type of OS are you running ( Windows # )

What type of motherboard

Here is what i would do to start off with,


STEP ONE - Check all connections
  1. Unplug the USB data cable from the drive and the computer.
  2. Check the ends of the USB data cable to ensure that they are not damaged.
  3. Reconnect the USB data cable to the drive and the computer. Check the connections to ensure that they are secure.

    Note: If you have a Portable Hard Drive with a 2-line USB/power cable, connect both the data line and the supplemental power line (usually marked with a lightning bolt icon) to USB ports on the computer. If the status light on the drive glows steadily, the drive is receiving power. Go to step E.
  4. If you are connecting an Iomega Desktop Hard Drive, check the power supply connections to the drive and power outlet to ensure that they are secure.
  5. Restart the computer.
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    If the Iomega Hard Drive is not detected, please try another USB cable and/or power supply (if available). If the Iomega Hard Drive is still not detected, continue with the next step.

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https://iomega-na-en.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1235/session/L3RpbWUvMTI5NTk4MTQwOC9zaWQvZGMzcHNaa2s%3D

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Dear tmetal,

Hard drive anda memiliki external power source atau hanya menggunakan USB cable ?
I think it's a problem power source, power from the notebook is weakening, therefore it is not enough voltage to your hard drive.
To make sure, try connect your Hard Drive to other computer.

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