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Re: Will not power up.
Well what happened to it? if it fell then chances are that you will not be able to fix it, due to the fact that harddrives have a shock or Gforce limit should a shock exceed that limit that the internal components will get damaged. getting it fixed is possible but will cost a small fortune due to the equipment necessary there are places where you can get it fixed. where about are you located?
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1 of 2 things can be wrong...1 (cable may be loose) unplug the cable (ext HD) connected to pc, now reinsert back into pc..try this once or twice...until you see it appear in my computer....if this is not working and your ext HD came with a CD software..uninstall (make sure ext HD is not connected) software, then reinstall make sure your firewall allows it to be connected....this should do the trick...now plug HD back up to pc...do not format your ext hd unless you really really dont want the data on it (format erases everything)
try to install the drive as a secondary drive in a pc u know works (dont mix fat with ntfs drives) if there both the same OS u should be fine, see if u can access the files then, if u can great pull off what u want to keep & reformat the drive, if u cant well..........read this, i couldnt explain it any better
ok it's asking you to reinstall the cd that came with the ext hard drive to do this remove the hard drive frist after you power down you pc put your cd in after you power backup install the driver power down plug your hard drive back in window will do the rest for you Good Luck
You can't just put the hard disk into a totally different machine due to hardware differences. If you want to recover data from the hard disk use an Ubuntu live CD, however if not, make sure the boot order is set to DVD/CD -> HDD then use the restore CD's to recover the systems.
If you are having issues accessing the drive i've encountered that situation before
I tried a different cord and it started working again. Additionally i've had this work for me (see below)
Unplug all USB devices
Turn off Ext Hard drive
Shut down computer
Power on ext hard drive (then wait like 1 min)
Turn on computer
Wait for windows to finish loading
Plug in the USB cord from the ext hard drive to your computer (may take up to a minute for computer to recognize it)
If it doesn't recognize it then keep trying it in different USB ports
If it still won't recognize get all the latest windows update and reboot. If that doesn't solve your issue try your external hard drive on some other computers, check to see if drive needs special drivers installed (which most don't). From SimpleTech's website: "1) I have the drive plugged in but I cannot find the drive in "My Computer", why? The most likely cause would be not enough power provided by a single USB port on your computer. Unplug the portable drive from the cable and unplug the cable from the computer. Now, plug the cable into 2 USB ports directly on your computer. (If you have a desktop, you should plug the USB cable directly into the USB ports on the back of the computer. If this is a laptop, you should plug directly into a USB ports on the computer. Do not plug into a USB hub or docking station). Then plug the drive into the cable. In a few seconds you should see the drive listed in the "My Computer" window as a SimpleDrivePS."
If all that fails you need to RMA (Return to Manufacturer) your external hard drive. Most hard drives have a pretty decent warranty on them. Your simpletech 250GB has a 3 year warranty on it. Info on the warranty can be found at http://www.simpletech.com/support/warranty/. If you want to RMA it, click the "Technical Support / RMA Request" on the left hand side of that page.