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The hard drive was pulled out of the unit while it was running. when the hard drive was reconnected the unit would not recognize it. its and older 2480 without the cd drive. your help would insure that one of our friends will not be put in a sack and thrown in the river. thanks kindly! -Jason

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  • silentgiant May 13, 2008

    this is a roland VS 2480


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I would first try installing this into a desktop computer as a slave drive. Once hooked up you should be able to see if there is anything salvageable, files etc. yourself before you send it in for to an expensive data recovery service.
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Hello there.

From your description it sounds like the HD is damaged, these can be very expensive to repair so hopefully you have your data backed up. What i would recommend is purchasing a new HD for the unit, something like

This unit uses normal computer IDE hard drives, so as long as it was IDE you should be able to use any brand.

If you have data on the drive you wish to recover, you could take it to a recovery specialist who will for a fee, attempt to recover everything. This is very expensive but is an option. Click this link to see typical recovery methods:,1044.html

Hope this helps.

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Did you reconnect it while the power was on or off, perhaps try removing all power sources, connect it, and then turn it on.

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