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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: exturnal hard drive fell
The fall was probably too much for it. If it was powered up at the time of the fall and the fall caused a substantial shock, it is most likely gone. A running hard drive cannot take much shock.
Before giving up on it, if it was mine, I would remove the hard drive from the portable case and plug it directly into a computer either through a USB adapter, directly to a motherboard or any other available method you may have.
The purpose of that is to bypass the case's electronics and deal directly with the actual hard drive.
If it wont read from it by doing that, you are done.
You could try a warranty claim if it's new enough.
If your data is extremely important, you can send it to a data recovery service but the costs are high. $500 or $1,000 for data recovery isnt that unusual.
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Posted on Oct 18, 2007
That is because the MyBook is set with a default IP address of 192.168.1.257. You will have to put a static IP address in that subnet range in order to be able to see the external drive. Hope this helps....
Posted on Dec 19, 2008
SOURCE: itunes can't find files
you have to go to the preferences and change the directory where it looks for its media. OR import music from the file(i think) menu [drop down]
I stopped using itunes, but i believe its the first drop down menu.
Posted on Feb 24, 2009
There is a way to designate drive letters but you will actually have to set all of them to ensure they don't interfere.
If you are in Vista:
open your start menu and right-click "Computer", when the grey menu pops up, left-click the manage link.
a small security window will likely pop up as you are entering a secure part of windows, just click continue and the management console will open.
click on "Disc Management" on the left side and look at your drives. If they're different sizes they'll be easier to identify, if they are the same you will likely have to go into "My Computer" and make note of which Drive letter is the iTunes drive.
On each of the external drives that are not the music drive:
Right-Click the drive(noted by current letter) on the main part of the window and select "Change Drive Letter and Paths" a small window will open. Click the "Change" button, another small window will open with a drop down box that has the current drive letter highlighted, Click the drop down arrow and then click a high, unused drive letter like X or Z.
Repeat with the second drive using a different letter, then
Again with the music drive selecting G as the drive letter.
You shouldn't have to reboot but should you ever add another drive you may need to do this again. So you may want to print these instructions for future reference.
If you have a different version of Windows just let me know and I'll pass on the slightly different instructions for that version.
Hope this helps FixYa,
Posted on Apr 26, 2009
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