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External no longer recognized

I got a simpletech 500gb external 6 months ago and now it is no longer being recognized by my computer..before that some files were corrupted and were not recognized...how can i fix this? thx!

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I had the same problem. Solved by removing drive from portable case. 4 screws from underside of case; threw it away. Installed drive to mother boards extra SATA socket with a spare SATA cable that came with the mother board. Attached power cable and I had my family pics and work files back on the hard drive..PS Simpletech web site was no use.!!!

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Right click My Computer, Properties, then click on Device Manager.
Select Disk Drives then on tab menu Action, Add legacy hardware. Go through the setup and use CD's that came with Hard Drive otherwise search company site for drivers.

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