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Simpletech pininfarina problem

I bought an 80 gig portable hard drive a few months ago, and NOW it's not registering on my computer as a known device.

I know that the hard drive hasn't crashed, because every so often it will register, but only for about five minutes at a time.

my thoughts? it's a short.... but I'm not sure how to go about diagnosing this.

any suggestions?

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Re: simpletech pininfarina problem

I have a SimpleTech 250g that suddenly stopped working. After going through all the various drivers and power supply checks, I opened the case and found that the disk drive was barely touching the IDE connector. I loosened the drive mount and slid it back onto the connector. Now it works well.


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Re: simpletech pininfarina problem

It appears that this is happening a lot with external drives. Inside most of them is just a regular internal drive. In my case I simply removed the drive from the external enclosure (a SimpleTech 160 Gig) and installed it in my PC, where it works like a charm. Most people who have this problem go out and buy a replacement generic external drive enclosure for about $30.00.


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