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  • John Lord May 11, 2010

    is it firewire? usb? does your computer have a matching port? does the hard drive have an external power supply? do you hear it spinning?

  • Coss May 11, 2010

    What kind of external drive?

    What OS on the computer?

    Do you get any error messages?

    Does it show up under device manager?



    Does it have a security install software on the external drive?

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First you have to plug in the external hard to the pc

Please use the data cable go to the CD rom and also a power cable

Before that plug in in your external diver you have to check the jumper settings of the external driver . You have to set it as a secondry slave of auto jumper settings


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