Question about SimpleTech 250GB USB2.0 7200 RPM External 250 GB IDE Hard Drive

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Locked yup mine is the same .. its locked !! how did that happen ?

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  • bedamodel Jul 31, 2009

    email me if anyone can help and technical support as well !!
    Thank you =)

  • Bruce Kaufman
    Bruce Kaufman May 11, 2010

    a drive can lock due to being dropped, overheated, elecrtical spikes, or just plain mechanical failure. The question is how long have you had it and secondly due you have data stored on it? I have asolution for you if you have data to be retrieved....

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Don't panic! But it certainly sounds like your hard drive is damaged my friend. Hard drives are very, very delicate pieces of equipment. The disk is paper thin and any sudden jarring, or dropping them creates a warp in the drive. Unplug it to prevent further damage.

THE SOLUTION: In many cases you can have the data retrieved from your hard drive by using this online company that I highly recommend:
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