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My SimpleTech SimpleDrive Pininfarina 500GB... stopped working

My simple tech was working fine. I loaded info on it before I left on my trip. I took it with me on a trip and when I got to my destination it was not working. I put in the laptop that I normally use there and the drive was not recognized. So, when I returned back home and put it in my person laptop it also, did not recognize the drive. Both computers are Windows 7 64bit operating system. When I plug in the USB to the computer my computer makes a sound indicating something has been plug in. Also, I see the blue light flashing on the simpletech and it makes a noise for about 5 seconds and stops and continues to low vibrate but, nothing else happens. But, as I am writing this post, the last sentence that I just described stopped happing. Now the computer does not even make a sound indicating something been plugged in and out of it. I USING different usb cords and plugging it into different slots on the computer. Nothing. But, the Simple tech is running an vibrating. I read several post on here and other forums about this same problem but, no one seems to have a real fix. Did something happen to it when it was scanned at the airport? I have travelled with it several times before and not had this problem. Can anyone help me? Can I at least get my info off this drive?

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Open the hard disk casing remove the drive check it on some other casing

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SOURCE: COMPUTER DOES NOT RECOGNIZED SIMPLETECH EXTERNAL HD

If your External HD is not regerstering it might have errors in it, I had this problem with my Simple Tech 500gb pininfarina and heres the steps that finnaly after days of trying to figure out it worked:
(Before starting make sure to disable your screen saver)
1. Restart the computer without the device plugged in to start fresh
2. Wait till it loads up and NO OTHER PROGRAM IS RUNNING
3. Plug the usb into the device then the computer usb port
4. Plug in the power to the device and wait till all the lights are cycling if they do
5. Now open the command prompt
6. Type in “Chkdsk /f N:” or whatever letter your device is in and let it run if its not moving don’t do anything till it is complete.
Mine was fixed after letting it do it for about an hour of just sitting there it had a lot of errors in the HD

Hope it helps

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Youve damadged the harddrive, is the harddrive spinning or making any noise?

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Make sure it is plugged in to a USB 2.0 compatible port on the computer.

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SOURCE: My windows XP OS won't recognize my SimpleTech SimpleDrive Pininfarina 300GB External USB 2.0 Hard Drive

I found that often, external hard drives just don't have any active partitions and thus don't show up in Windows. Go into the control panel, administrative tools, computer management and then the disk manager and see if it has a partition. If it's just unallocated space, right click and make one.

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How do i get a copy of the manual?


You may find the info you need here. Hard drives come with the barest of information
http://www.hgst.com/support/faqs/external-drives-faqs/simpletech-faqs/simpledrive-pininfarina-faqs
It does not appear they offer the manual on the site.

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Could be a problem with the AC cycles. European gear is usually 50 cycles and so is their electricity. Or it could be a voltage issue.

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Make sure that the connectors are inserted properly. Try another cable or see if it mounts on another computer. If you need more help, please call HitachiGST Tech Support M-F 8AM to 6PM PST at 1.888.426.5214 and a technician will be happy to help you.

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You may have a power supply that is defective or is failing. Try another power supply, 12V, 2A, center pin positive.

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Hello jajogeglez,

You may need to use another USB device, be it another flash drive to narrow down if it's just your Simpledrive that's causing this.

You can also update the USB devices under your Device Manger using the CD driver for your motherboard.

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I have a 500gb simpletech hard drive that I have lost the power adaptor. I need to know what size to buy.


The simplest way is to ask SimpleTech
Your Part number: PRO500Q
Customer Support Phone Number Tel: (949) 477-7700
(6:30AM-5:30PM PST Mon-Fri)

or send them a tech support request at...
http://www.simpletech.com/webspeed/webtech/indextech.php

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