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I bought my hard drive 2 weeks ago. Not I'm trying to connect in the blue light is on but it's not connecting to the computer. Can you please give me advice what to do?

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Start the comp when it is fully booted plugin the usb connection then plugin the mains try going to windows update while it is connected

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3. the disk-drive inside the casing has failed.

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I would try a USB 2.0 IDE/SATA Serial ATA Hard Drive Adapter Cable Kit, I use mine all the time in repairs, this would be your best bet for getting information off your hard drive. http://insidecomputer.stores.yahoo.net/usb20toidsea.html

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Another thing to try, is to take the hard drive out of its encloseure and install it as a second drive on your computer, and see if you can read it that way.

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