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Help help help external hard drive just dead

Hi, I had an ibm travelstar external hard drive. The machine will fail to boot but the USB drive was recognised. No sound will be heard from the drive - not even the sound of platter rotation, the drive will appear to be dead. pls help thank you

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Does the drive use usb?

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Hi, I have one IBM Travelstar USB 2.0 external hard, suddenly now it is not deducting and the light which is there in USB device, some time it is green and red alternatively.. Pls help to resolve this...

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