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External Drive I have dropped my external drive and now it is not working. However, when I plug the wire in, it turns on for about 3 seconds. Also, when I pull out the cd/dvd drive a smell of something burning comes out. Please can you help me?

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Sounds like you broke something internally, and it is shorting out when you turn it on. I would suggest properly disposing the drive and buying a new one, as external drives are not worth fixing, and if it has a burning smell it is most defiantly a fire hazard.

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    Daniel Spagnoli Mar 08, 2008

    no need to give you a low rating for telling you how it is...

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Memorize, or write down the drive letter that has a device listed to the right of it.

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Unplug the external unit.
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What drive letter no longer has a device listed to the left of it?
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Laptop off, plug the drive back in again. Turn the laptop on, and proceed with the above instructions.

No drive letter matching up to your external drive?
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