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My hard drive is not being read by any of my USB cords. I started using my hard drive at the beginning of this year and i was using the longer of the USB cords that it came with, and only last week i realised that there was a shorter one the USB 2.0! None fits into the hard drive now and i'm trying to retrieve my files and data of my drive and i don't know anyway to do so since no USB is working!!!! How do i get my data and files removed from the hard drive on to my laptop which has Windows 7, without the connection of a USB port?????? HELP! Could someone pleassssssssse help me! Thanks :)

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  • gpb_karma Jan 02, 2011

    Ok! The hard drive is a Western Digital- My Passport Essential! I belive it might be an internal problem with the part for the USB to connect! And I don't hear any spinning noise anymore.... I used to hear the sound together with the light on the hard drive indicating that it's connected but since this problem occured there is no connection from the USB to the hard drive unfortunately!!!

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Try it on someone else's computer, to eliminate a problem with yours. Note, if it's a small portable drive you may need a usb lead with 2 plugs at the computer end to provide enough power. Unfortunately you haven't given enough info and you don't state what type of drive it is. . It could be that the drive has died, can you hear it spinning? Is it making any noises?

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