Question about Toshiba 160GB USB 2.0 Portable External 160 GB Hard Drive
Clicking sound is the motor trying to move the head. Unplug it and try gently tapping it from the side, it seem to help time to time with some drives. If that doesn't work, put it in a zip-lock bag and freeze it for 40 minutes and try again. If still doesn't come up, you're out of luck.
Posted on May 31, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Locate the power cable and USB cable that came with your hard drive.
Connect cables to the appropriate locations on the back of the hard drive.
Sometimes a USB cable doubles as the power source, so you might not need a wall outlet to power the device.
Turn on your computer and allow your operating system time to load before continuing.
Plug the hard drive into the power outlet if necessary, but wait on powering up the device.
Connect the USB cable to the computer while the hard drive is in the "Off" position.
If the USB cable doubles as the power source, the device might turn itself on once connected.
Turn on the hard drive and wait until the hardware has been detected by the operating system. A message should pop up that lets you know new hardware has been detected.
Click on the "Start" menu and go to "My Computer."
Notice all your disk drives are listed in this window. The external hard drive should be visible, and holding the mouse cursor over the location will help you locate the correct drive.
Right click on the location of the drive, and move the cursor to "Open" or "Explore" and click.
Hope this helps
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