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My computer won't recognize my externeral hard drive.

My computer won't recognize the external hard drive. I think there may be a physical problem with the device. Is there any way to retrieve the data that is stored on the 150G drive?

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  • pagege Jun 28, 2008

    I had problems with my PC I had to do major clean up including deleting some viruses



    once my computer was fixed I plugged in my External Hard Drrive AcomData 250g but now my pc does not see it. The device is making very slight clicking sound.



    is there a way to get at the data?



    Thanks

  • trigger32 Aug 23, 2008

    I have a 250GB acomdata hard drive. it makes real quiet clicking noise when I hook it to my powerbook g4 and will not show up on the desktop or anywhere else for that matter. Yet when i hook it to my 13" macbook and desktop  pc it works fine. Same cable different computers, different usb ports, nothing seems to work. 

  • robgol Feb 22, 2009

    My computer does not recognize my external hard drive when i turn it on. It was fine the last time i used, which is not very open. THere have been no changes I can think of.

  • Anonymous May 02, 2009

    The icon for my Lacie hard drive disappeared from my Mac desktop. I tried turning everything off and re-starting, no luck. I plugged a different Lacie hard drive into the same computer with the same cable and the icon appeared. I plugged the "bad" Lacie drive into a different computer with different cable and it still didn't appear. The light goes on when I turn the drive on, it makes a brief, occasional whirring sound, but the computer doesn't recognize that it's plugged in.

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