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My hard drive just stopped working all of a sudden

My hard drive was fine and then It just stopped working. My computer doesn't recognize it all. I tried it on another computers and got the same problem. Nothing. The light lights up so I know that it isnt the power. I have alot of stuff on here. what can

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  • Anonymous Mar 07, 2008

    Same damn problem!!!

  • JASONG35 Nov 25, 2008

    My hard drive was fine and then It just stopped working. My computer doesn't recognize it all. I tried it on another computers and got the same problem. Nothing. The light lights up so I know that it isnt the power. I have alot of stuff on here. what can

    HELP I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM AS THE GUY ABOVE


  • dtphotograph Dec 22, 2008

    same here.
    Hard drive shows a steady white light...but light used to fade in and out.
    Help!

  • ty23 Jan 08, 2009

    My problem is the same the computer sees it and powers it. When I remove it the PC even sees it has been removed. I have searched areas of support and really need to get access to my external HD. anyone have any advice?



    Thank you,



    Tyler

  • stevec16 Jan 20, 2009

    Same with me - d-e-a-d, dead. My IT guy says it is a mechanical failure and it might cost more than $2,000 to retrieve the data, IF it can be recovered. I did as the tag line on the box instructed: "Put your life on it." And I got screwed.

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Search around on this site for MyBook 500GB problems. I've responded to a couple, but it amazes me that lots of people, including myself, has a failed unit. Mine lasted 1.5 yrs and failure is caused by burned chip pins on the drive controller. Seems likely to be a heat issue. More info about what I did; see my other posts.

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