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Ibm Travelstar usb 2.0

I have had the ibm Travel star usb 2.0 for around 12 months and it has worked well. When I plug the hard drive into my pc now it dose not connect, the light stays green. I have tryed it on other pcs and different usb ports but still nothing. Can you help as I have over 4000 photos on it.

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Martin

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  • yun_nan Jul 19, 2008

    Hi, Martin,



    I have exactly the same product and same problem. Have you got any help from others now?





    Thanks

    Daniel

  • fluggin Jul 19, 2008

    Hi Daniel



    No Not as yet, I just hope I Can get the photos off it!



    Thanks



    Martin

  • Gards Dec 14, 2008

    I have the same problem aswell. Did you end up figuring it out?



    Wes

  • max12748 Jan 26, 2009

    Hello, I have the same problem. Powers up but does not detect the harddrive.

  • akshitsingla Mar 09, 2009

    not happy enuf wid the solution sir..

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I assume you can't see it in Windows? When you connect it can you hear the drive spin up? If not then there is a hardware problem - motor failure, jammed platter. If you hear it clicking or clunking then it is likely to be a stuck head or actuator. If so sometimes you can give the drive a sharp **** to and fro to try and spin the platter - don't do to long though. If this doesn't work then you would need the data removed by a data retrieval company.
If the drive does spin freely you may be able to fix by doing in order:
running check disk (properties of drive then tools)
using a data recovery program of which there are a few
using commercial data retrieval company.
Hope this helps

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