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My portable hard disk is not detecting by my PC/Laptop. it's working on other PC/Laptop. and i also installed my hard disk drivers.it also giving beep sounds.

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The power supplied by the pc laptop on the USB is insufficient to run the hard drive.

If you have an external power supply option on the hard drive, please use that.

Posted on Mar 23, 2015

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SOURCE: hard disk can not detect and giving beep randomly

Hello there..i have experience with same problem like this...there is two problem with hardisk: first with the mechanic platter inside your hardisk ( you can hear noisy sound from inside HDD) 'cause by wrong prosedure when turn off the pc or problem with chipset on hardisk board (you can see the small green pcb board at other side of your hard disk) touch that board...if feel hot yes there is problem.this problem cause by electrical shock from your power supply unit or you not plugin correctly to hdd power socket.

solution for first problem :
send it to nearest seagate 'cause they have all the parts that you need

solution for second problem:
replacle the board with same tipe and size of your hdd..and it will work again and you can safe your data.but if not...nothing you can do it

Best Regrad

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Posted on Jan 30, 2009

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SOURCE: my portable hard disk drive free agent go 250GB,

did you check the cable? or adapter that they are working fine?

Posted on Feb 25, 2010

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SOURCE: cannot read

It sounds almost like 2 things are happening,

1. The drive itself it going out or the board inside that is connected to the drive is bad.

2. or the drive is not getting enough power through the USB ports (or too much maybe?)

I have only encountered the beeping issue on my free agent 160GB when it was not getting enough power to spin up the platters.

If you still have warranty on it. I would HIGHLY recommend you call western digital about it.

Posted on Mar 20, 2010

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SOURCE: low beep sound and try on a pc also can not detect it

Check if the warranty will cover this. If it does, they may be able to repair it and keep your data at the same time. Opening it would be a bad idea because that immediately voids your warranty. If you do open it, usually you can find some screws to take out, or they are just snapped together, a small flathead screwdriver usually does the trick for me. Once you get it open, your will still have to find a way to get the data off the hard drive inside (inside is a standard hard drive using a standard connection, SATA, PATA, IDE. Any computer repair place can retrieve that data for you). If you take the hard drive to someone to retrieve the data, the hard drive may possibly be defective. In that case, it is a whole new story and much more money to recover data from a bad hard drive.

Posted on Apr 03, 2010

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SOURCE: my portable HD detect pc, but no driver found and cpould'nt open

If it shows up in my computer then just double click on it as you would the C drive or dvd or cd it should put the driver in already if it is showing remove safely sometimes it will require a reboot after it is installed

Posted on Jul 07, 2010

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