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Samsung external hard drive not recognized

Samsung 500 GB S2 external hard drive isn't recognized on any of my computers, although it worked fine everywhere when I first bought it. The blue light just blinks on and off.

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Its happens when the hard drives cable or usb port is problem


change the ccable then try

other wise plug the pci usb card & first diseble the motherboards usb port


then try



ok bye..........................................

Posted on Nov 17, 2009

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