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My portable hard drive wont stay on with out playing with the usb cable. Any suggestions on how to clear the hard drive before it goes?

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  • djhtfu Aug 29, 2008

    ITS DEF NOT THE CABLE GOT TONS LAYING AROUND. THE USB SEEMS TO BE LOOSE.. I HAVE TO MOVE IT AROUD TO GET A SEC OF POWER

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Thnx ill try

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Um, you may not need to clear the drive, have you tried a new USB cable? sounds like there is a short in the one you have.

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    Micheal Martin Aug 29, 2008

    if it the port, you can try taping the cable @ a angle that keeps power to the drive long enough to get your data off the drive, at which point most exteral drives are either IDE or SATA and you can remove them from the casing and put the drive into your PC, and transfer the data if the cable cannot be secured enough.

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