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Seagate drive will not spin up.

Pc power supply was taken out by a power surge, which apparently has taken out the controller on the disk drive. Are these controllers available?

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  • RHytonen Jun 17, 2008

    Had exactly the same sequence of events, same reasons.



    I bought an outboard USB controller but the drive wouldn't spin up,

    and a burning resistor/semiconductor smelled.

    Looks like a bypass chip cap where the PS enters.



    Bought a new 'puter (MoBo probably went out as well) but still need the data desperately.

    I'll probably try finding a rebuilt identical drive cheap and replacing the whole board on the drive.

    If nothing else looks burned, I may try just lifting that bypass cap for long enough to dump the data.



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Better go for a old hard disk from ebay..
u can get it from there..

but the replacing part can be one by u only if u r expert in chip level sevicing..

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First, please disconnect all USB devices and then perform the following steps:


Click "Start" button, type "devmgmt.msc" (without quotation marks) in the "Search" bar and press "Enter". Click "Continue" if necessary.



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sometimes the wires inside the cable will be damaged due to bending or stretching or placing heavy equipment upon the cable


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if you can see your usb drive but its not working

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check the USB leads that attach to the motherboard usually red white green black make sure they are securely seated and have no dust build up on them dust will cause static and a lot of unforeseen problems to a computer and its parts


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No power on seagate


probably the hard disk is dead

usually the supply controller on the hard disk ie the main reason.

unfortunate its difficult and not worth to try to fix it when you remember the damage than can be done to the info on the disk

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Man it sounds like it just died on you out of the blue... Maybe you had a power surge or something and you didn't know it.

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Starts to spin then stops


Either the power supply is failing, or the drive has gone defective.
Check with IOmega, it's probably under warranty.
If it isn't, open up the casing and see whose drive (ie, Seagate, Samsung, Maxtor) they used, because the drive itself may be under warranty by the manufacturer.
Before doing that though, connect the drive inside your PC and see if it works.
If it does, just permanently mount it in there because the external boxs' power supply is shot.
If it works in the PC and you really need it to be external, just buy an external hard disk enclosure.
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Check your HDD with HDD monitor utility to see if it's ok. You can try this one:
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If your HDD has bad SMART or power controller or smth like that - then you definitely need to replace HDD.
Also issue may be caused by your PC power supply or motherboard power controller. If HDD monitor shows that your hard drive is "alive", then try to "hang" your HDD to another power cord from your PC power supply and try to connect to other IDE/SATA port on your motherboard.

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I have the same problem with the same enclosure. I found out it is the power supply problem. It worked the first time out of the box. But when the black 12V/5V power supply box heats up, if I turn it off, and on again, my hard drive won't spin up. It had buzz sounds and tried to spin. I think they use a crappy power supply that can't supply enough current during drive spin up when temperature goes up.

My solution is to unplug the whole unit from the wall when you don't use it. That give the crappy power supply time to cool down, so next time when you turn it on, it'll start from cold. This solutoin worked for my 300G Seagate drive. For my smaller WD drive, it doesn't require cold start. I guess it makes sense, as bigger drives require more current to spin up.

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