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I have a hitachi 80 GB external hard disk with USB 2.0 casing ...the problem: it is split into 2 drives, one is working and other not detecting properly....and the casing light is not continously ON.. it is blinking

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The Hatachi 80 gig looks the same as the 120 gig verbatum 47558
also had the same blue flashing light and no recognition by XP
I open the case and removed the drive from the pc board. cleaned the contacts and reconected the PC board , the fault was oxidisation

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It's flashing while it is reading

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My hitachi HTS545032B9A300 320gb usb external hard drive cannot be detected by any pc


click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager look through all of your devices if you see a yellow question mark?or exclamation mark ! or red x
right click to reinstall drivers or


if you can see your usb but its not working
ports(com&lpt)right click update driver


if this fails to fix the problem

check usb leads for secure dust free seating

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


just replace the cable of the hard disk, when you plugged the external disk drive you got that windows could recognize the USB device change the cable everything should work fine again,


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

hope this helps

if this fails to fix the problem
you might have to install a usb 2 or 3 card they are cheap and easy to install you can buy these on Ebay very cheap

hope this helps

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1.you may need to remove the hard drive from the original case and purchase a new case with good electronics.
2. check the USB cord to see if there is any damage.
3. use another USB cable to see if the hard disk is recognized by the Operating System ( my computer or "compute" in Windows 7.

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If you got a USB casing for that, it would have come with a USB and power cable. Yes, power too!

Plug the power, and make sure you have a USB 2.0 hi-speed port. Also check "computer management" and check the hard disk works.

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Hitachi 80 GB. USB HDD problam.


If you plug it in and it does not appear, it may be choosing the wrong drive letter.
If that drive letter is already in use it will not appear.

Open the start menu, right click on my computer, then choose manage.
Select (on the left) Disk Management.

If it appears in there.
Find the thumbdrive in the list and right-click and choose 'Assign a new drive letter' . Make it like M or somthing far down in the alphabet.

If that does not appear under the disk management then the disk might be physically damaged.

An urban myth (which does sometimes work) includes putting the drive in the freezer for a day or so.

Also remember it might be somthing as simple as a bad cable or port on the computer. Try to access it with a new cable from a diffrent computer.

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open your external drive and check for connections. the hd might be loose.

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