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Our external hard drive is constantly blinking and our computer can't find the drive. How do we get it to connect again?

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If the computer is not seeing the drive, first try it on a different computer to confirm if the problem is with the drive or with the computer. If it works reply and I will guide you through figuring out what's wrong with your computer. Second, take the drive to your local PC shop and have the technicians move the hard drive inside it to a new enclosure and test it, if it works, buy the enclosure and you should be fine. Third, if neither of the first two suggestions works, then reply back with your location(Country, State, City) and I will be happy to direct you to a professional data recovery facility near you to help retrieve your files.

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This is because there is a connection problem between the external drive and the computer. If you have changed cables to no avail, you can open the casing of the external drive where you will find the hard disk inside. Unplug the two cables connected to the harddisk and replug it after a minute. Then try again. If it still does not work, then you need to buy just a usb enclosure and plug the harddisk there to be able to use it again.

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