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HELP! I dropped my Firelite the other day and now when I plug it in to my computerthrough usb, the blue llight goes on but it doesn't show up on the computer, and when I put my ear up to it there is this repeated clicking-like noise that sounds like it is stuck. Help? I will die if i lose all my files on it.... it's my onlybackup....

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  • Anonymous Aug 19, 2008

    I dropped my Firelite lightly on the floor,

    the computer doesn't recongnize it anymore.

    what can i do ? please help!

  • askfixya Aug 19, 2008

    I dropped my Firelite lightly on the floor,

    the computer doesn't recongnize it anymore.

    what can i do ? please help!

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Hi,

Remove the outer cover and ensure the drive is fully connected (ie, fully pushed into the cover).

The "Clicking" is usually indicative of a lack of sufficient power or head crash.

Try the first option and replace the cover.
If this does not work, sometimes a sharp rap on the outer cover will "unstick" the drive although this does not always work but it's sure worth a try for nothing.
It has worked for me before but admittedly, not always.

Good luck and best wishes,

Mike.

Please let me know how you get on.

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It needs to be inspected. Your hard drive might have had a head crash which is what the clicking noise your hearing could be.

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