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Iomega Hard Drive Not opening, making repeated sounds like it is stuck

I have an Iomega USB drive and it is not being located by any of my computers when plugged in. It is making a repeated sound like it is trying to open but it is not opening.

Any thoughts?

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  • jsmccomas Jan 06, 2008

    I also have an Iomega External hard Drive that is no longer being recognized by my desktop.  The HG light is "on" but not blinking (running) so I cannot access data.  This HD is just over 1 year old.  HELP

  • kieranconrad Jun 21, 2008

    I recently had to force my laptop to shut off my holding the power key. When I turned it back on again, my LaCie external 1 TB drive was not present under my computer, and on the actual hardware the device-light was blinking. I then "safely-removed" the device and restarted the computer only for the light to continue blinking.

    How can I remedy this?

  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2009

    My external hard drive will not open, makes noise like a click.

  • jedi438 Feb 19, 2009

    I have an IO Magic Ext HDD (don't know product number). The other day I shut it off, and when I turned it back on, the blue light on the front just blinks on an off, and the drive is not seen by my PC. Help!

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May be you are having problem with the cable.

change the cable then try it.

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