Question about Iomega 160GB Ego HD USB 2.0/FW Red 160 GB Hard Drive
An external storage-device has four major components:
* the USB cable
* the power-adapter
* the disk-drive inside the enclosure
* the USB-to-disk-drive adapter inside the enclosure.
One of these components has failed.
Try a different USB cable.
Try connecting to a different USB port on your computer.
Try connecting to a USB port on a different computer.
Take a "multi-meter" and measure both the voltage and amperage output from the AC adapter, and compare with the specifications on the label on the adapter.
Open the enclosure, and remove the disk-drive, and then connect it as a "slave" disk-drive in a desktop computer, to see if it works at all.
Purchase a new, compatible, disk-drive, and install it in the enclosure, to "revive" your external storage device.
Get the part-number and serial-number from the label on your disk-drive, and access the manufacturer's web-site, and use "check warranty status", to see if they will replace the device, at minimal cost to you.
There exist commercial "data recovery" services that can try to repair your device, just long-enough to rescue and copy your files. For example, see: https://services.seagate.com/index.aspx?lng=en-US for a "no data - no charge" guarantee.
Posted on May 21, 2011
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Plug your USB imoga ego usb drive into your computer.
Click on the "My Computer" icon at the top of your computer screen.
Double click on the iomega USB icon.
Right click in a blank space in the middle of the window to pull up a small menu.
Select the "New Folder" option from the menu to create a new folder on your Iomega USB 2.0 drive.
Drag all of the files that you want to protect into the new folder you created.
Right click on the folder that you created and select the "Properties" option from the menu.
Go to the "Sharing" tab and click on it.
Scroll down to the "Make This Folder Private" box and check it. Click the "OK" button and wait for the window to close.
Use your Windows log-in password to open the file.
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Oct 22, 2012 | Iomega 160GB Ego HD USB 2.0/FW Red 160 GB...
click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager look through all of your devices if you see a yellow question mark?or exclamation mark ! or red x
right click to reinstall drivers or
if you can see your usb but its not working
ports(com&lpt)right click update driver
sometimes the wires inside the cable will be damaged due to bending or stretching or placing heavy equipment upon the cable
just replace the cable of the hard disk, when you plugged the external disk drive you got that windows could recognize the USB device change the cable everything should work fine again,
check the USB leads that attach to the motherboard usually red-white-green-black make sure they are securely seated and have no dust build up on them dust will cause static and a lot of unforeseen problems
if this fails to fix the problem
you might have to install a usb 2 or 3 card they are cheap and easy to install you can buy these on Ebay very cheap
hope this helps
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