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Verbatim Model #USB160 JH8X12 computer does not recognize blue light just keep flashing no response.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: new verbatim 160gb usb external

I had a simliar problem. This is how I fixed it in XP;

Remove any attached external devices except the one having the
problem.

Go to:
1. Control Panel
2. Administative Tools
3. Computer Management
4. Under Storage right click on "Disk Mangement"
5. The bad drive should show up as Disk 1 with a black bar across
the top.
6. Right click on the bar.
7.Select " change drive letter and paths " and follow the instructions.
8. If number 7 does not work, go back to the menu and select
"Format". During the FORMAT I believe you will be asked to assign
a drive letter.
9. GOOD LUCK

I acutally had this problem with two different drives. I fixed the first one using the instructions above. But the second drive didn't even show up in Disk Management. I had to return it for a new one.

Posted on Mar 03, 2009

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SOURCE: hi, my verbatim usb 250 is not working. It has a

i was goinng thorugh same thing for weeks didnt know what to do so i took it and held it with the slim side and smacked it softly on my nee and it works:D no joke:D try it not tooo hard or else itll brake:)

Posted on May 08, 2010

Damilare
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SOURCE: I've just bought a 250GB

Hi,

Even though it is possible that your USB hard drive is corrupt, but

before you finally conclude, try out these few troubleshooting

steps.

First of all, it is possible that the USB port that you are using is a

USB 1.0 port, which has a lower voltage not enough to

power on your Storage drive.

In this case, there are two things you can do,

1. Change the USB port you are using for the storage drive to a

USB 2.0 one (Just keep Checking all the ports one by one in case

you dont know which one it is).

2. If your Storage drive has external power facility, just plug it in

an external power first, before connecting it to the system.

If there are no USB 2.0 Ports on your system at all,

then just go to any electronic store and tell them you want to buy

a USB 2.0 Expansion card.

and if it is a laptop, A USB 2.0 PCMCIA card.

Install it on your system, and connect your external drive through it.

Meanwhile, before you try out the second option, test the drive on

a friend's system, that you are sure has a very good system, with

USB 2.0 port.

If after trying out all these, the USB Drive still doesn't work, then

I'm afraid, the drive might have been bad/spoilt.

Kindly keep me posted about the problem and let me know how it

goes

Hope this helps you out.

Thank you for using Fixya

Goodluck

Posted on Oct 07, 2010

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SOURCE: I bought a verbatim 320

It seems that the disk-drive is "dying".
If it works, at least a bit, copy all the files from it onto your C: drive, or burn the files to DVD-writable disk(s).
Then, exercise the warranty to get it repaired/replaced.

Posted on Nov 01, 2010

walesarumi
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SOURCE: My model #USB160 S/N

Hello,

First, I would suggest you test it with another computer. This time, let it be Microsoft Windows (Xp, Vista, etc).

If Microsoft Windows (Xp, Vista, etc) does not recognize or find it as well, then it means there is something wrong with either the drive or drive case.

Read the tip brief tips about hard drives posted by me: http://www.fixya.com/support/r6506014-detect_hard_drive_working_or_not_hard

Please let me know if you need further assistance and I hope this helps.

Good luck.

Posted on Dec 02, 2010

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I had a simliar problem. This is how I fixed it in XP;

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"Format". During the FORMAT I believe you will be asked to assign
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