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My Seagate HArd Drive Part 9y7686 Dosen't turn on

My Seagate HArd Drive Part 9y7686 Dosen't turn on
It was working fine last nigth , turned off the hard drive propertly , turn it on this morning and notthing? what I can do there is a very important data on the drive is my AC Adapter not working? please help

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I have suggested to a few people with Seagate drive issues that it could be a short with a diode between 12V and Gnd.

Put a meter across the power input of your drive enclosure. If it's reading about 1 Ohm, then you have a short and it would be worth opening the case and looking for a small black diiode marked BUX C??? (??? are numbers but vary). This is a known weakness in Seagate (especially Baraccuda) drives and killed one of mine without warning. Unfortunately, I don't know which drive is inside your case.

If it is the diode, then you will tell because a meter across it should read something like 10MegOhms. If it reads more like 1 Ohm then it's shorted. Cliping out the diode and reassembling should then let the drive run long enough to back up your data, or replace the diode (an SMD 1N4004 has been used for this) for a better fix.

If it's not the diode, I can't help.

Posted on Sep 08, 2008

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Hi ahmad1353,

You might be experiencing some problem with the hard drive itself so here's what you can try;

Open command prompt(if your using Windows): Click start -> Run(if your using Windows 7 just type CMD on the start search) type CMD and press Enter.

On the Command Prompt(black screen with a blinking cursor) type the following command;

chkdsk [drive:] /F - wherein [drive] is the drive letter for you Seagate external hard drive(to check just double clieck MyComputer(Computer for Windows 7) and look for the drive letter. This should scan the external hard drive for any problems and hopefully provide a fix for you to be able to access your files.

For more reference you can go can access the site below.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315265

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-performance/using-windows-7-how-do-i-run-chkdsk/a68b3e4d-1a42-e011-9767-d8d385dcbb12

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It'll need a +5v and a +12v.
I'll repost tomorrow with current ratings, I've got one at work.

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