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Iomega Prestige 1.5TB external hard drive won't start-up properly

Hi there. My Iomega Prestige 1.5TB external hard drive won't start-up properly after a week of having it. I copied nearly 500GB onto it during its first use. Whn all was done, I turned it off, unplugged it, and then turned it on elsewhere so I could plug it into a newer laptop (Vista instead of XP, which was where I did the copying of data). But wherever I plug it in - even back in the first socket/laptop, it first beeps for a few minutes, and then when plugged in by USB to the laptop, the laptop makes a sound as if something has just been plugged in, but nothing shows in My Computer. In the Vista laptop, I found the hard drive listed under Devices, but I just can't actually find the device or get to its contents.

Iomega - the manufacturer - is shockingly indecent in that they want nearly £20 "per incident", even if they can't resolve the problem; that's what I understand from their website. I have not yet contacted them. I just want to get to the data, because it's from another hard drive that has crashed, so now I may have lost everything, and can't afford to pay "professionals" to recover the data.

Please, help!

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Try replacing the power supply. Especially if all you get is a beep and no drive motor noise. The power supply is 12 V, 1.5 A, center positive polarity. Iomega may even replace it for free if the drive is still under warranty. But don't use the phone. Use their free chat-live service. Again, assuming the drive is still under warranty, which is a year, I think.

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click start control panel administrive tools computer management device manager scroll down universal serial bus controllers you could see a yellow question mark?

right click to reinstall drivers

if you can see your usb drive but its not working

ports(com&lpt)right click update driver if this fails to fix the problem

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 for a computer and its parts

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

right click to reinstall drivers

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