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External hard drive issue

My 500g external Digital Research hard drive is blinking and can not be recognised How can I access it.

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  • GETGETGETGET Feb 13, 2008

    Thanks Beni. Actually, I tried it in another computer with the same issue. It just sat there blinking with no response. I left it for about a half hour and it suddenly started working. I am confused, but it is fine again for now!

  • ST boy Feb 19, 2008

    I have the same problem with my Digital Research external HD. The light is blinking and my Linksys file server cannot pick up the HD. What should I do?

  • jafaguirre Dec 25, 2008

    i have an old workbook, and the problem is the same, the light just keeps blinking and it doesn't stop. i have been here for more than 32 minutes waiting ....

  • Anonymous Apr 05, 2009

    I have the same problem, still not solved yet...

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I held the button for like twenty seconds, let go so it would turn off. Waited another 10 - 20 seconds or so and powered it on again and waited 5 minutes then opened up Disk Utility (I'm running on Mac OS X Tiger) and it showed up again. It's a weird drive.

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First try in another pc.If still not working just buy new external ( hdd is fine ) then put hdd in new external and it will work

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