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Have you tried reformatting it?

If you have, does it spin? Can you hear it spinning when it is on?

Lightly give the hard drive a small tap with your hand. It could reset and or reposition the pin/needle inside the drive if it is hung up for some reason or another.

It is not a definite fix if it does work out. Once a hard drive begins to stop working, its pretty much gonna give out sooner or later.

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Posted on Aug 23, 2010

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