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MY PC DOES NOT RECOGNISE MY EXTERNAL HARD DISC

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Have a look at this article on external HDD troubleshooting. Helped me out in the past:
http://www.devicedriverfinder.com/blog/device-errors/external-hard-drive-troubleshooting

Posted on Jul 07, 2010

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SOURCE: my external hard disc is not detected by pc and some strange tick

This is never a good sign!! Hard drives only 'tick' when they are bad, or going bad. Some popular techniques for attempting to temporarily fix the drive include freezing it for several hours before trying again, standing the drive on it's thin edge, or lightly tapping it with a SMALL hammer or the **** end of a screwdriver as you power it on. Some have also had success (myself included) removing the controller circuit board and replacing it with the controller of an identical drive, preferably from a drive from the same lot as your broken drive. However I don't recommend this to most people, it is an advanced technique and easy to screw up! Also not likely the problem if the drive is clicking.

If you can get it to work again this way, copy your data from it IMMEDIATELY then recycle the drive and never use it again!

A final option would be to send the drive to a data recovery specialist, but be forewarned this can be VERY expensive.

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

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SOURCE: External Hard disc isnot recognized by PC

Dear Sir,

Here is the Procedure for Connecting External Drives to Computer.Several brands of computer does not recognise external drives when connected to USB expansion slots,and Slots of front panel,So connect your Ext HDD to back side onboard Slots.Because there is a lack off USB power surge voltage to detect a large capacity exteral drives.Some time it is does not recognise by many computers,when USB power surge voltage is low.
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Hi,
Install to another pc ,if the problem is same ,
change the cable .

If you need more information, reply me soon.

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