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I have a 500gb hard drive and it is nolonger spinning,i have tried it in many ways but still it cant spin,any one with a good answer please tell,whether i should replace it, throw it away or buy a new

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If the data is critical buy an identical model and swap electronics, that may work. The best would be to just replace it.

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well..you can 'see' it on the my computer, right? welll, then perhaps you'll check the usb cable, no?

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Yes you can just take the hard drive out of the case, can use it with any other case, you can also just put it inside your computer and connect it to the sata cable :)

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SOURCE: Western Digital hard drive problem

Ok.  I have a WD 500 and I have ran into similar problems.  First, shut your computer down.  Unplug the hard drives USB cable and the power cable.  Wait for about 2 minutes.  Plug the USB cable into the computer, plug the power cord in...wait for 30-45 seconds and then start your computer.  That hopefully should solve your issues.

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SOURCE: my iomega 500gb external hard drive has a broken.

My Iomega (33654) 500GB USB isn't working. When I turn it on the blue light comes on for a few seconds. I can hear / feel it working but then the light goes off (it is still whirring inside). The computer isn't recognising it. I think it's still under guarantee but I can't find the paperwork. Do you have any ideas?

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