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Acomdata no longer recognized

Hi, I'm having a similar problem to one posted previously.  My laptop won't recognize my acomata drive anymore (not in disk mgmt).  The light is constantly red but it seems that the drive is 'on' (when I touch it, feels like it's working away and not dead).  I've tried different USB ports and tried restarting but nothing has changed.  I don't have easy access to another laptop to test that out.  Any further suggestions to the problem??  Can someone please tell me I have not lost my data???

Someone suggested checking drive error logs - where do I find those?

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Re: Acomdata no longer recognized

I also had the Red Blue Blink Problem. I Followed Kelvin's advice and swapped the power cable with another AcomData drive. Success! That was quite a scare.

Posted on Nov 30, 2007

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Re: Acomdata no longer recognized

Hey Cella, I had the same problem, the LED flashes blue and red and it isn't recognized by the computer.

In my case, I had two of these drives connected to my desktop, one was still working while the other wasn't recognized. I swapped the power supply/ power cords that were connected and voila, it's recognized, all data is still there, no corruption or missing files.

In your case, you can try and contact acomdata and see if they can ship you a replacement or you may have to purchase the power supply.

Hope this helps. Worked for me, should work for you.

- Kelvin

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Re: Acomdata no longer recognized

Check your USB Cable connected possible lost contact problem or the power supply of your optical drive.

Hope this will be helpful to you.

Posted on Oct 26, 2007

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Appreciate the direct "Ask Me".

T your concern:
  • initially, pls verify that it is indeed an external storage problem rather than a laptop USB issue by trying other USB devices and determine if they are recognized and working;
  • disassemble the enclosure of the Acomdata external hard drive and remove the actual hard drive;
  • you would need the use of a 2nd PC, a desktop that could accommodate the HD from the Acomdata (IDE or SATA);
  • install the HD from the Acomdata as a Secondary Master or Slave internally to the 2nd PC;
  • boot the 2nd PC and determine if the HD from the Acomdata will be recognized as a local drive;
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  • should the re-partition and format be successful, you can transfer back the temporarily saved recovered files;
  • a nice, simple, fast and safe partitioning/formatting software is Partition Magic (unfortunately not a freeware but FREE TRIAL is available).
  • should the re-partition and format be not successful, you can replace only the HD and/or claim warranty.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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Try checking your power cord adapter.
I found the same problem was with the cord.
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I think the key is a different manufacturer it so far is working fine.
I am bummed out the acomdata only lasted about 2 to 3 weeks before I had a problem or noticed i had a problem. Should I try to format the drive would this help?

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Read this article.. I've got a lot of help from it when i had a similar problem sometime ago..Good luck!
If there's anything that you couldn't grasp then feel free to post back..

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