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My hard drive will not connect to my laptop. Why will it no work?

Tried connecting to other computers, tried restarting the computer. Nothing seems to be working. Not sure what else to do. Not sure of model number

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Is this an internal drive or USB drive?

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if the datas aleady deleted, then you have nothing to lose. Right ?
What you need is a 2.5 to 3.5 inch IDE ribbon cable connector.
this will enable you to put the drive into an IDE slot on the PC internal motherboard ( primary/secondary )
Unless it,s already 3.5"
boot the computer, see if it recognises the drive. And format it.
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external USB Drives, sometimes lack Power to perform properly.
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Buy yourself a USB to IDE & SATA disk adapter from eBay fro a few $$$. Then open the Tosh case and unplug the drive and power supply connectors and remove it from the case - carefully. Plug it into the USB to IDE /SATA adapter and lay it flat on a non conductive surface and connect the USB to your PC should see it as a new drive. This will allow you to get the data off the drive, check for errors and reformat it. If you can’t see the drive from the PC then it is likely that the drive is fatally faulty.

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SOURCE: external hard drive won't connect to computer

first of all you should try it on deferent pc , if its ok then thatleads us to insufficient power provided through usb ports , try usingback usb ports not the ON-front, and if the problem still try usingdual-usb cable like thishttp://www.cooldrives.com/usb-power-cable-mini-b.htmland if the external hdd doesn't work at all it might be the usb controller board inside the hdd cage needs to be changedif you cant find a similar one you may buy a new empty cage

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SOURCE: My portable Toshiba 320gb Hard

Unfortunately, this usually means you have some type of hardware problem. If you hear the drive spin up and just never connect to the computer, you are in better shape than most. The usual tricks to get around this are as follows:

  • Plug it into a different USB port, preferably on in a different part of the computer. The motherboard's USB hub might have flaked out.
  • Unplug it from the computer over night and try again later on. You may have tripped a thermal fuse on the USB line and sometimes they take a bit to reset.
  • If that fails, then remove the disk from the enclosure and hook it up to a machine with a free port. If you don't have one, I use Aprocorn DriveWire 3-in-one Disk interface to get on loose hard disks.
Unfortunately, there's really not much that can be done other than this. Good luck.

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