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Archos 500 I purchased an Archos for my son for Christmas 2006 and it lasted 2 months. One of the buttons wouldn't push anymore so he decided to open it up. When he did, he broke the screen wire to board. do you know if this can be fixed and you could do it?

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I purchased a Toshiba Canvio 3.0 500 GB portable hard drive, and plugged it into my MacBook with Mac OS X Tiger. The icon for Toshiba EXT came up on the desktop but wouldn't do anything. The box came...

1 . Open the system drive, usually titled "Macintosh HD." Open Applications, then Utilities and double click the "Disk Utility" program to open it. A window will open giving a list of all the drives currently mounted on the computer.

2. Select the disk that needs to be formatted on the left. It is not possible to format the startup disk unless the system has booted from the Install Disk. It is important to note that formatting the startup disk will permanently erase the data stored on the disk. If you are planning on erasing the startup disk, back up all important files and applications.

Click on the "Erase" tab to the right of the list of drives. The window will now display the options for erasing the hard drive and formatting it to work on the Macintosh computer.

4. Select the Volume Format from the pop-up list. In most cases it's best to leave it at "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)" as this is the default. This setting is the best option for running Mac OS X. If there are other requirements for the disk, then select the format that best suits your needs.

  • 5. Name the hard drive. Type a name for the disk in the field where it asks for the name. This name will always appear when the disk is mounted on a Macintosh computer.

  • 6. Click the erase button. A window will open asking to verify the erase procedure. Click the erase button in this window to start the process of erasing the disk. Once the process is complete, the drive will appear with the name it was given on the left side of the window with the list of drives and on the desktop of the Macintosh computer.

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    After my laptop constantly froze i decided to reboot it using the samsung recovery 5 which is installed on the drive, unfortunatly it now claims it cannot be found even though i used it last month after my...

    During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup
    Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS you can load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults ,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart
    During the boot process tap the f8 button three times this will boot into safe mode where the only things
    working will be your mouse and keyboard enabling you to attempt to repair your computer

    hope this helps

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    My Seagate FreeAgent Pro HD won't turn on anymore. Any suggestions?

    If it's not turning on at all anymore and it's plugged in properly, there isn't much you can do. Everything I've purchased from SeaGate wasn't meant to last. In other words, after a year or so, they quit working. It's probably some kind of marketing scheme to get you to spend more money. Open up the case, take out the drive and stick it in your computer. That way you can still salvage what's left on it.

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    My computer doesn't detect my FreeAgent Pro 750GB (seagate)!!!

    Do not despair - check out the documentation on page 3 (you'll need Adobe Reader to open this PDF file):

    Hope this helps

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    Hi, I had to perform a hard drive formatting to my archos 7 with my iMac (snow leopard OS). Now, my device is not recognized by my iMac and can not install the latest firmaware and plug-ins. Please, can...

    Preformat : By Fix-shad0w

    Insert your memory card into your computer's reader if you have one. If not, you can purchase a multi-format USB Memory Card reader from or
    Open up 'My Computer'. You should see it under the list of available drives.
    Check its contents first to make sure that you have the right drive.
    In 'My Computer', right-click on the drive and choose 'Format'.
    Leave all the options as they are and click on 'Start'. This is a non-reversible process so make sure this is what you truly wanted to do in the first place.
    Once the process is completed, take the memory card out and insert it into your Digital Camera or any other device. Try to browse to it to make sure it works fine now.

    With A USB , CELLPHONE , Camera The SameThing

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    Clicking sound on Firewire 250GB

    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".

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    My Book makes clicking noise and does not show up anymore


    Have a look at the link below, it should be of help.

    Click HERE to navigate.

    Please feel free to let me know of you have any further questions.

    Kind regards

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    Installing a secondary HDD

    it needs to be activated . control panel/administrative tools/ computer management/disk management

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    Maxtor External Harddrive

    Seagte purchased Maxtor in 2006. They kept the group that supported these products intact. Check Seagate's support site for specific information and/or contact Seagate's support group. They should be able to help you. The website is: As a last resort, you can get a free replacement from Seagate via their warranty repair group. They track via serial numbers, so no receipts should be needed.

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