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Hitachi, Prodrive, 1tb, not working. Light comes on but doesn't register in computer (imac G4). do I need to try a new case and if so how do i go about dong that?

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If the drive was sensed before by the PC then the problem is with the drive, it is defective, most likely the hard disk has failed.

Posted on May 26, 2010

  • jonathangrey May 27, 2010

    Thanks. I have determined it is the external drive. (SimpleTech ProDrive 1tb {Hitachi Hardrive}). However, I hear it spinning and it gets warm, but it doesn't really click or get recognized on the Mac (Tiger 10.4.11) desktop. This has happened before but I ran a disk utility on it via Tiger OS install disc, and was able to repair it no problem. Now it won't even show up. It did have a tendency to get very hot and in the past I have turned it off without ejecting it a few times. (not sure if that means anything) I"m at the point of an opened case hard drive intact, ready for my next move...Can I just buy another case for it and connect the drive to that case to see if it boots up and if so, how do you recommend I go about in doing that? Thanks


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    yadayada May 27, 2010

    it is a waste of time to try and repair the drive, u can't buy the parts only a repair center can get them, just replace it, it is considered a throw away component when they fail.

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