Question about Buffalo Technology (USA), INC. - 500GB DRIVESTATION EXTERNAL USB 500 GB Hard Drive
Unfortunately, dropping the hard drive, especially when it is powered on will damage the hard drive beyond repair for the typicl mlay person. What happens is when the drive is powered on, the read/write heads will idle in the middle of the platters, if these very fragile heads come into contact with the platters they will be destroyed, most likely that happened when the drive fell and impacted. It does not take much to destrot these drives. Newer drives have a program that detects "G" or gravity effects and the read/write heads snap into a protective cover to protect themselves. There is no repair that I can think of that the typical repair shop can perform, if the data just has to be recoevered, the drive will need to be disassembled in a "clean" roomand the data recovered from a special platter reader.
Posted on Aug 02, 2010
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click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager look through all of your devices if you see a yellow question mark?or exclamation mark ! or red x
right click to reinstall drivers or
if you can see your usb but its not working
ports(com&lpt)right click update driver
even if you dont have any red or yellow marks you might have to
Click Start, then type device manager in the Search box then click Device Manager
Expand Universal Serial Bus controllers. Right click a device and click Uninstall. Repeat for each device.
Once complete restart your computer. Your USB controllers will automatically install
This method prevents your USB external drive from powering down
Disable USB selective suspend setting.
This method prevents your USB external drive from powering down.
Click the Start button type power plan in the Search box then click Choose a power plan.
Next to your currently selected plan click Change Plan Settings.
Click Change advanced power settings.
Click the box to expand USB Settings then expand USB selective suspend settings.
Click Plugged in then click the drop down menu and select disabled.
If youre using a laptop click Battery then click the drop down menu and select disabled.
Click Apply then click OK.
if this fails to fix the problem
check usb leads for secure dust free seating
sometimes the wires inside the cable will be damaged due to bending or stretching or placing heavy equipment upon the cable
just replace the cable of the hard disk, when you plugged the external disk drive you got that windows could recognize the USB device change the cable everything should work fine again,
check the USB leads that attach to the motherboard usually red-white-green-black make sure they are securely seated and have no dust build up on them dust will cause static and a lot of unforeseen problems if this fails to fix the problem you might have to install a usb 3 card they are cheap and easy to install you can buy these on Ebay very cheap
hope this helps
if this fails to fix the problem
you might have to install a usb 3 card they are cheap and easy to install you can buy these on Ebay very cheap
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