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My problem is i have an iomega external hard drive and my system is not detecting it

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Try a different usb port. try a different computer if that doesnt work.

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once for mTTED, YOU CAN USE RECOVERMYFILES TO recover your files from the formatted disk, it should recover all files and then copy them to another drive, you cannot save/copy them to the same drive you are recovering from.

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First check if your WD is running (spinning), no matter if the blue light is on. Can you hear it close with your ear, or feel vibrations on your hand when it starts.

If it runs, then check/replace the USB cable you are using with another.
Check the Power supply if it gives necessary power.


If you are familliar with disassembling/assembling, then open and remove the HDD from the box and try to connect the disc directly to your PC (using another HDD Data/Power cables).

If it runs, and you can acces it, then something is wrong with the Box.

If it doesn't, then the HDD is broken or damaged.

Please note that if your device is under warranty, DO NOT open the box ! Contact your seller for service/replacement instructions.

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Yes it is possible but the Iomegas are difficult to open and you often snap the plastic retainers in the process. Given you can buy a !TB comlete for only about $20 more than buying the raw drive I suspect you would be better advised to simply replace the unit all together,

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It depends on how you formatted the the drive.
If it was formatted FAT it will work on both Mac and PC.
If you formatted to HFS+ (the native mac format) then it will only work on a mac.

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SOURCE: my iomega 500gb external hard drive has a broken.

My Iomega (33654) 500GB USB isn't working. When I turn it on the blue light comes on for a few seconds. I can hear / feel it working but then the light goes off (it is still whirring inside). The computer isn't recognising it. I think it's still under guarantee but I can't find the paperwork. Do you have any ideas?

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Where can i find a manual


I couldn't find a manual but maybe asking the proper question about your Iomega Hard Drive someone might get you an anser.
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Iomega eGo Helium 1TB has a damaged PCB. Local 1TB Casing do detects the HDD and its Drives. BUT asks for Formating the Drives. Which case can be purchased. how to recover the data. ?


It might be tricky, but you can remove the hdd from its casing, and install into a pc with compatible connections as a slave drive. Make sure to handle the drive carefully, and try to copy any data you want to another drive on the pc, then run chkdsk X: /f /r on the affected drive.
Another possible solution is to rightclick on My Computer, Manage, go to the drive mangement menu, and rightclick on the drive, and import it into your system so that windows can recognize it.

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Try plugging the unit into another working computer. If the same thing happens then the external drive is toast. U may be able to remove the drive with within the unit, set it up as a slave, install on working computer and possibly extract any and all needed files before throwing it out.

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My Iomega HDD 80 GB not detected and become noisy, so pls help


-it sounds like your external drive had a head crash. The noise is normally grinding noise.
-if your data on the drive is priceless, you may need to consult recovery experts like http://www.drivesaversdatarecovery.com/.

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The external hard-drive is "plug-and-play", and Windows XP/Vista/7 all support "plug-and-play".
Thus, it should automatically be detected by Windows.

So, what's your "real" problem? Symptoms? Error-messages? What happens? What does not happen?

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My seagate hard drive cannot be detected on the desktop anymore. Any ideas what to do? I have a Mac Powerbook G4


am not so sure if this is a similar issue with iomega external drive in which the drive wont show up on My Computer but when the external drive was plugged into an ubuntu machine the drive was being detected and working just fine.

Please try to do the same. plug your external drive to an ubuntu machine and lets see if it can be detected. If it is then the hard disk has a similar issue with iomega drives. check this link.

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install the drivers from iomegas website

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I can't access my fiels on my iomega drive, it


Is is getting detected . If not the solution is to try for a new one. the internal chips may be damaged.

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Your USB port does not have enough power to support the drive. You will need to use an external power source or try a firewire cable if the drive has that option.Travis Cable

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