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No longer recognised by laptop

I appear to be having other problems with my SAMSUNG R60 laptop but my Lacie external hard drive has stopped being recognised by it and makes a constant 'beeping' sound when connected. The same happens when I link it to my wife's HP laptop.
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  • George Bill
    George Bill Jun 03, 2010

    These drives are notorious for having problems, are you able to at least see the drive in properties if you right click on your desktop system icon?

  • harrisona Jun 04, 2010

    Gymowner; no - not even in 'My Computer', which is odd.

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That is a common noise when your HD just failed it can be internal or external drive most of them work the same way, there is 2 metal readers that hover on top of the actual disks to read the information. Those readers get stuck (beeping noise) or keep going back and forward trying to read (that is the clicking noise) a way to try to fix the problem (it works sometimes) is replacing the circuit board attached to the hard drive (inside the metal enclosure) and you have to find one with the same characteristics as the one you have now. sometimes when we really need to recover the information we try that and it may, may not work

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    Big E Jun 04, 2010

    go ahead and take it to a computer repair shop and ask if they can do that for you, they have tons of old hard drives, they may have one like yours and it should not be that expensive. maybe around 40 or 50 bucks

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I'd try another PC if you can, but as its already an issue on 2 pc's your drive could be faulty

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