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Hard drive not being recognised by laptop

I bought my hard drive about 6 months ago and it worked fine.
I lost the power cable for it and for about 4 months have been unable to use it.
I then found a power cable which I thought worked but was the wrong one, and then I managed to find the correct one.
However, now when I connect the hard drive to my laptop, it is not detected, and I cannot see it in My Computer.
The green light on the side flickers when connected to the power. I can also hear a whirring sound which sounds like something is spinning, I'm not sure if this is normal.

I don't mind losing the data on the drive but would like to get it working ASAP.

I'd be grateful if anyone know's how I can get it to start working again.

Thanks


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  • Zeeble Jan 09, 2008

    The cable seems to be working fine. How would I check it though?

  • bgreoqirfg May 26, 2008

    I am having the same problem, the drive will not show up on the computer screen, though the light lights up and it whirrs.  I have tried on two different computers, a laptop and a desktop, both macs.  I have tries different firewire cables, firewire 400 and 400 and USB cables and a different power cable. None have worked.  I would like to know if there is any way to fix the problem and/or get the information off the drive

  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2008

    i had double check on the cable . but yet my harddisk still can't be read by computer

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Double check the cable.

drive get the power and spin too there is a problem with the Cable.

Posted on Jan 08, 2008

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    Waqar Khurshid Jan 11, 2008

    well check the cable with other Drive.

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