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My laptop can't find the IOMAGE MODEL-MDHD500-UE,

My laptop can't find and connect the IOMAGE MODEL-MDHD500-UE,

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  • ishmael_bada Oct 01, 2009

    Its my external hard drive which is not being picked up by my NEC computer.
    don't have a memory card reader.
    i have done all of the above and still having problems.

  • ishmael_bada Oct 01, 2009

    I have just taken the hard drive a colleuge's laptop and it freezes the laptop with out powering up the device.

  • Mark Lee May 11, 2010

    Question Operating system? Vintage of the PC? USB I'm assuming? Any error messages? If you have a memory card reader unplug it if you can then try. Go to device manager by right clicking on my computer choose manage computer, look for any yellow "?", if nothing there, then go to disk management and see if the disk is there. sometimes if there are more than one disk type devices such as extra hard drives, CDrom / DVDrom card readers and such it will mask over the external hard drive. so then if the drive is there, then right click on the drive, NOT THE C DRIVE, and change the drive letter to something like M or O.

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When you plug the drive in, does the device spin up? do lights come on? Have you tried other USB ports? do you have access to another computer to make sure the external USB drive is working?

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Ineed to know what power supply the mdhd500-ue hard uses


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