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Hi, I have a Hitachi 1.0 TB LS-1000-EMEA It is not beeing rcognized by any computer althogh when connected it goes through the normal startupsequence(blue light+ drive spinning up. Appreciate any ideas MF

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The light and the sound are signalling that the unit gets powered. If it doesn't get recognized then there's a problem with the logic controllers - either the one on the case or the one on the hard disk itself have failed.
To find out which you need to open the case, take out the hard disk and put it directly in a desktop pc. If it's recognized and accessible then the controller of the case is faulty - you will need a new case. If it's not then the hard disk itself is dead and you need a new external USB HD.

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