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Iomega lphd160-u beeping

I just bought this external HD and I cannot use it. It just starts beeping when connected and the computer does not detect it

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  • Anonymous Nov 03, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem and I can't find a solution!

  • Anonymous Nov 04, 2008

    I have the same problem with eht Iomega MDHD 750 . If you leave it beeping for about five minutes, it kicks into action, but sometimes fails later while you are using it.

  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem and no soution yet.

  • badempsey Mar 08, 2009

    I have an Iomega 160 GB USB 2,0 I keep my iTunes music library on the external drive.  When the drive is not active for a short time the drive starts "beeping" and dissapears from my Macbook (using Leopard OS).

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Your USB port does not have enough power to support the drive. You will need to use an external power source of try a firewire cable if the drive has that option.

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The same thing happens with my moms iomega. Wish I knew the answer!

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