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Samsung S2 Portable no longer detected

Samsung S2 Portable 320GB hard drive HXMU032DA no longer detected, unable to access files.

Light that shows it's connected flashes on and off, makes a beeping sound when it's plugged in via usb.

Have tried on multiple computers

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  • P Hilshaw Oct 11, 2011

    Attempted solution suggested by
    pahooper56 above (gently smack the hard drive against a hard surface as you plug it in), can confirm that it worked for me, at least. Many thanks!

  • Petter Nordqvist Oct 12, 2011

    Exactly when you plug it in or shortly after? How much is a "gentle smack"? I get kind of nervous by this, I don't want to damage it further (Feels kind of bad to kick those who already lie down you know).
    I haven't got it working with my tryouts, so more details would be appreciated ^^

  • P Hilshaw Oct 12, 2011

    "Exactly when you plug it in or shortly after? How much is a "gentle smack"? "

    I did it shortly after, as soon as I could see that the light was flashing. I'd advise starting out with very gentle taps, and if that doesn't work, do it a bit harder. I don't think that it's something you can do scientifically, and it might not work for everyone. If it's not working, you probably don't have much to lose.

  • Haydon Dodia
    Haydon Dodia Aug 17, 2012

    This is exactly the same problem i have..any luck smacking it?i cant seem to get a favourable response..

  • gerfmarquez
    gerfmarquez Sep 03, 2012

    me too this thing doesnt work! and makes a beep when trying to mount

  • mark_erfe
    mark_erfe Jan 06, 2013

    same with me... before it has a format issue then now he cannot recognize by my desk top. when you plug it the blue light appears the in 3 - 5 sec it will turn off

  • dr.whofan1 Jun 08, 2013

    I have the same issue only with my iOmega hardrive.

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Same problem here, started happening just yesterday and now it's just flashing and is never detected.. I've tried emailing the Samsung support, will tell you if I receive any useful answer (as proposed by the very helpful person at http://www.fixya.com/support/t8050821-dear_fixya_trouble )

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I also have this problem... does anyone know how to fix it?

Posted on Jan 05, 2011

  • patzdrake Aug 03, 2011

    I also have this probem... I think I was scammed what ****

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I also have this problem... I think I just lost 700mb of movies **d***a*it*f***k****

Posted on Aug 03, 2011

  • pahooper56 Sep 13, 2011

    ok well Ive had the same exact problems you guys have had. all i did was when i plugged it in to the usb port on the computer, at the same time i gave it a gentle smack on the corner against my computer case and wala! started to work again lol

  • mashdesign
    mashdesign Nov 27, 2012

    just tried worked first time! lol

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