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Windows will not reconigize Hitachi hard drive. when i plug it in to a usb port?

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Clean your usb port

must be reconigize

good luck

Posted on Apr 01, 2011

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Most likely you just burnt up the adaptor. You can order another one from Hitachi.

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You can connect it to your computer with an adapter that plugs into the drive itself and the usb port on your computer. It then shows up as a drive letter as normal.
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2) Does the hard drive come with an external power supply ? If so, it could be just the power supply that is shot. Check for tell-tale LEDs that would say whether it's working or not.

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