I have an acomdata,250GB.
Before when ever I plug the USB to any of my computers,the computers dictate/recognizes it immediately.but now when I plug it in,it takes sometime more that an hour for it to pop on my computers desk top,what could be the issue please
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He should be able to do that , Doris. Although it may be a slow process. His external hard drive is equipped with USB version 2.0. If his old computer is version 1.0 it may take a while. The good news is that the two versions are compatible. you can read more about USB here. P.S. I've done this many times with my external drive. USB Wikipedia the free encyclopedia
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Put it in the freezer overnight in a bag. For some reason it might be stuck in a read mode. Just because you did not tell windows to stop the drive does not mean you hurt it. When you go to use it again, plug it in and turn it on, you should hear the drive start to spin, if not you could shake it and see if it starts. Then after it is plunged in and plugged into the pc, start the pc and wait till after windows is up and running, after 3mins, if not seen unplug, firewire and plug it back in and wait a few mins. If nothing, contact the company and see if it is still under warranty. I hope this helps you. Any other questions,please post back,everyone is more then happy to help you.
okay, I had this issue with my acomdata 500GB. today I decided to open up the drive to see if I could remove it and restore the data. after unscrewing all six screws (4 on the front and 2 small ones on the side, you'll need two different phillips, a large one and small one), I looked inside. first I registered the driver inside (it's a Western Digital) in case I needed to get it replaced. sure enough, it was still under warantee, even though the enclosure/driver kit is not (acomdata warantee runs out after a year for this model). but I noticed a slippage on the mangnetic copper film strip right above the USB port entry. it was slightly falling off the edge of the port. so I just fixed it, not thinking much of it, it just didn't "look" right. then I had a thought to plug it back in. driver now works again! I am about to recover my files and then test unplugging it to see if this repair "sticks".