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Seagate external hard drive - would not open

Seagate External Hard Drive - was working fine when transfering files from the Apple notebook but would not open later on - The Apple kept saying "unrecognized device" -

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    Seagate/Maxtor t attached to a MAC that lost power and now drive gives boot error.

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TRY THAT EXTERNAL DRIVE IN OTHER PC AND CHECK IF IT IS RECOGNISED THERE, BECAUSE IF IT IS NOT RECOGNISED THERE ALSO THEN LIKELY YOUR CASING IDE CONNECTOR *** CONVERTER HOUSING HAS PACKED UP.

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