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I just started up my laptop and stuff, but when i started the Freecom 250GB external hard drive its making strange sounds and now its switching its light on and off, i can't use it either. Its about 3/4 years old and i think i over used it (70GB is occupied on it) but i still need it.

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  • ascarona Apr 29, 2008

    its not working on another laptop either, i used all USB ports. My laptop aint that old, its about 3-4 years or something but lately it has been shutting off, you know, suddenly without doing anything. The only thing that isn't working is the Freecom external hard drive/3.5/USB 2.0. the manual said something about not exposing the hard drive to shocks, does the whole "laptop suddenly shutting off" have anything to do with it?

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    Kevin Flannagan May 11, 2010

    Try to use it on another computer and see if it works fine on it. Chances are (hopefully) that the external is just not getting enough juice from the USB port. How old is the lap top? Do you have problems with any other hardware on the usb drives?

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Ok then it is the HD, you can take it in to a computer store and have them save the information off of the drive. You can also go to the manufactures web site and see what the waranty is like on the HD also, you may be able to get a new one to replace the defective one. But first and fore-most, go into the closest circit city and see about getting the information saved onto another hard disc.

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