Question about Toshiba Computers & Internet
My toshiba HDDR250E03X harddrive is not being picked up by the computer, it used to work fine, now the blue light does not come on and it is not being picked up on any computer. I have tried changing the usb cord, i have tried puting it on different computer, but it does not get picked up the computer when i put it into the USB port. I can feel the motor or fan running within the hardrive when i plug it into any computer, but it does not get picked up at all, what should i do, please help, all my work is stored on it?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
go into the control panel and click add/remove hardware... and manually add the device and then use the auto update to download the drivers
Posted on Jan 24, 2008
Just an FYI for anyone else with a similar problem. I had my buddy look at it and it was discovered that the problem was with the power cord.
If your hard drive is still under warranty, call WD and ask that they send you a new power cord. It worked for me instantly.
Worth trying anyway,
Posted on Apr 07, 2009
I have had a similar problems with external drives that only plug into a USB port (no ext power adapter). It is very common that the power supply fed through the USB port is inadequate to power an external hard drive. Some enclosures have a external A/C input to resolve this. Also, some computers (motherboards) only have a select number of USB ports that are powered. Since this device is detected by your other computer and not on the new one, my next attempt would be to locate a USB hub with external A/C power. There is a good chance that this will resolve the problem. By the way, when you plug in the drive does it spin up?
Posted on May 03, 2009
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