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Computer don't show icon for external hard drive when plugged in, but you can hear the computer reconize it when you plug it in.

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Right click on my computer desktop icon and select manage, you will be able to see the hard drive present in the listing and set it up, if not there is enough power to power it up but not enough to recognise the hardware, try a different usb port, it may be in a usb1.1 and it will need usb2.0 to work correctly

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