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No recognized by any PC I try to plug in

HI, I have this Acomdata 320 GB HD more than 1 year. Everything was fine. I loaded alot of photos and music in that HD. A few days ago, I try to plug it to my new PC with Vista. It didn't show up in Device Manager and My computer. Then I plugged to my old PC XP, nothing showed up either. I plug and unplug HD while computers are off (of course). When HD is turn on with the blue light, it seems to me it doesn't process anything.
1- What can i do to make it recognized by PC again?
2- if not, what can i do to recover all the files (photos and music) from HD (I want to do it myself)?

Thank you very much for your advice.


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Re: No recognized by any PC I try to plug in

I now have a way to recover data, not only from these, but from just about anything. Since I now get paid for doing it, i'm not posting the method on fixya for free. But if you want to get to me, my username is my electronic mail at MicroSoft Network mail. I've done about 50 by now, and I have so far about a 95% success rate.

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I was just having the same problem... but someone I connected it to my computer, forgot it was connected, and when i got back everything was back again (needless to say i got another 500GB HD from another company and back up the first 500gb).

But if that didn't work, i was going to take the drive out and connect it as a slave to my computers MB, back it up, reformat it, and then put it back in the enclosure to see if it works again (at least i have my data).

$500 bucks?!?!? Shoot, send it to me and i'll do it for $299 (that includes a Western Digital 500gb External =)

Hopes this helps.

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

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