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Hard drive is not powering up. Tried other cables, computers, etc. Light will not come on. Seems dead. Now what do I do to retrieve info?

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Get a new hard drive ENCLOSURE and install the actual hard drive (take it out of the old enclosure first) into the new enclosure.

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See if you can boot a CD or DVD with Ubuntu on it.
They are generally recognized very well on IBM and Lenovo laptop computers. You will be able to run the OS entirely off the CD without touching the hard drive, access the internet, etc.

You may be able to see and mount the file system of your dead or failing hard drive and select your working files off it.... Don't bother to recover your OS, or products for which you already have installation media or other backups....

Just grab your pictures, music, documents, etc. that matter to you.

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The click click click is the hard drive trying to spin up. Either the hard drive is not getting enough power, which is not likely since you have tried it on other computers, or the hard drive is bad.
You've had the hard drive for a few years and I would say it's at the end of it's life. They are not end user repairable, so your only choice left is to get a new one.

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There are a variety of things that can malfunction on your external hard drive:
1) The USB cable - Have you tried switching the USB cable?
2) The external hard drive casing
3)  The hard drive itself
If your hard drive casing has malfunctioned, then retrieving your data is as simple as putting the hard drive inside another hard drive enclosure.  Hard drive enclosures are available at any local computer store, and also available by going to our website at www.iomagic.com and clicking on Drive Enclosure.  Make sure to get the right size enclosure.  The I250HD35 has a 3.5" Hard Drive inside it, which is a standard desktop hard drive.

If you put your hard drive in another enclosure and it still won't show up on any of your computers, then your best bet at retrieving your data is to contact a data recovery specialist.   After you have retrieved your data, we will replace your unit if you are still within your warranty period. For specific warranty and replacement information, go to www.iomagic.com and click on Support.
Have a nice day,
I/O Magic Technical Support
 

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