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I have a Verbatim Leather Wallet 640 GB 2.0 USB Portable Hard Drive and it will not power up now I have tried different computers and USB cables that I know work. can I get the data off it.

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Change the USB Data cable and try

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It want come up on my computer


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Problems with Verbatim portable hard drives vary depending on your model of hard drive, your operating system and your computer hardware. Some problems can include insufficient USB power output, the file system format, and potential overheating due to enclosure materials.

File System b> Verbatim portable hard drives come formatted for use with Mac computers. If you're using it with a Windows or Linux computer, you will need to format it to a file system that your operating system will recognize; Windows computers typically work with NTFS, while modern Linux distributions use ext4. If you have computers with mutliple operating systems, FAT32 is usually considered easier for all operating systems to recognize. Verbatim does not recommend switching a portable drive between PC and Mac computers once you've formatted the drive one way or the other. Adequate Power While most computers supply adequate power with one USB port, older computers can have insufficient power output. If your computer doesn't seem to be powering the drive, use of a Y-shaped USB cable, designed to be plugged into two USB ports, can get more power to run the drive. Additionally, consider trying different USB ports on the same computer; some USB ports get more power than others. Drivers b> Make sure that you have any relevant drivers related to the hard drive that you have purchased. If your drive didn't come with a setup disc, you can check the Verbatim website for product drivers. Overheating b> Of Verbatim's seven portable hard drives, four are enclosed in plastic; of the other three, one is enclosed in aluminum, one in leather, and one in rubber. While all the drives are tested to run well with their enclosure, metal enclosures conduct heat away from the hard drive and help to prevent overheating. Plastic, on the other hand, is an insulator, so plastic enclosures may contribute to heat buildup. Check plastic-enclosed drives for overheating and avoid leaving them plugged in when not in use.

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No power on verbatim wallet hard drive


is it a usb 3 or usb 2 verbatim wallet drive
the laptop might have a usb 2 card installed and was able to power it for a while
you might need to get a usb 3 card
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/4-Port-USB-3-0-HUB-PCI-E-Express-Card-Adapter-/320824917706?pt=AU_Components&hash=item4ab2a7beca
$12.58 free postage
You might get these on Ebay im not sure which country you are in this might guide you to one
you could get this on Ebay if you dont have an account you will need to create one
https://scgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?RegisterEnterInfo
Add Email adress
Add Bank Acc
Add Credit Card
also add your postal adress
also add a paypal account

when you get to the paypal login page at the bottom you will see new to paypal sign up tab
paypal to create an account
paypal registration password ,bank card /credit card,phone numbers home/mobile ,email adress and a postal adress
http://www.paypal.com/

be very specific when you type in the search
always ask questions? before you make a purchase and keep the email/s for security reasons if the item arrives and its not as described

you will even see the pictures of your item so you cant make a mistake and get them home delivered

hope this helps you

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I continually get the pop up asking whether I want to scan & fix the verbatim HD after I have done it a number of times


Hi

You just installed in your computer a USB virus scanner sofrware. Just uninstall this software and this message will disappear every time you plug external HDD.

Regards

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I have bought yesterday a ego portable hard drive 500gb. The drive is not detected. I have tried using different plugs and a different computer but nothing shows up????


You have to make sure that both the data cable and the power cable are connected to USB 2.0 ports. the power one is marked with a lightening bolt. xp/vista/windows 7 has the drivers in thier data base. so if plugged in correctly then will auto detect.

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Restart XP and connect e/hd and it should pick it up. Some systems are plain lazy after a while, so manually install it.

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Need drivers


Below is the link for the FireLite 160GB portable HD. Drivers are only needed for win98. 2000/xp/vista are plug and play. The manuals are included at this link.

http://www.verbatim.com/support/support.cfm?part_number=firelite+160gb+usb&x=56&y=11

Additionally, there could be a problem with power supply. A switch is on the back...USB or EXT. EXT is for an external supply. (http://www.verbatim.com/products/detail.cfm?product_id=38819801-1143-3415-5FE3682C49A8E37F&cat_id=3883B708-1143-3415-5FB9F3C74069A098) USB is naturally for a USB cable. Clicking might indicate low power when using USB. Switch to the external adapter or get a USB cable with two connectors for the computer (the extral cable draws more power),

good luck.

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Called Verbatim support and they said it is a power issue. They will send you a USB Y cable to get power from both USB ports. Hope it works.

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That model doesn't have an external power supply port.

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