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Hard drive won't show up on computer

The lock button is lite up don't know how to unlock..

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  • craftapril Jul 09, 2010

    i check all i see is a power button nothing eles

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Check the sides of the hard disk there will be somw unlock button

Posted on Jul 09, 2010

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