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Seagate 300gb hardrive

i can not get my hardrive to switch on, any ideas.
the cord is working but when i push the button to turn it on, it just clicks and then nothing.

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  • Hayleym Jan 27, 2008

    it is nothing to do with my computer really. for some reason the external harddrive will not switch on.

    it is not the plug so im assuming that the internal switch will not connect. In an external drive is the actual hard drive bit something you can put into a case and have it runn via 2 usbs to your comp.

    i have a 120gb slim, in a case, jsut wanted to know if the one from my segate will fit into this too?

  • Hayleym Jan 28, 2008

    thanks, im giving up and having a tech look at it tomorrow. i just hope all my data is still on there.

    if it is just the on/off bit and not the actual drive, i was told it should retain all my info?

    thank you for your help though :0)



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Hey there Haylaym, the info provided is a little scant on detail. I am assuming it is an external drive, and that you are connecting to a computer via usb port. Als I am assuming you are using windows Xp os. I would suggest you follow these steps 1/ ensure the usb port is working by trying another device to check it's connection. 2/ Open your external drive and check to ensure all connections are made properly. 3/ Install the harddrive internally as a slave or secondary drive, remembering to change setup configuration. 4/ You can try it on another computer. After that it should be solved or confirmed to be a dead drive. Good Luck.

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    Devocap Jan 27, 2008

    Hey there Haylaym, the hard drive which is contained within the external drive case should be the same as the ones installed inside your computer. It will connect via IDE or SATA ports, or in the case of an external one more step is added to be able to connect via USB. The slim aspect of your external drive is most likely referring to the case itself, and not the internal capacity. The hard drives inside should be interchangeable given that they have the same connection(IDE or SATA). Good Luck.



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