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I have a iomega mdhd500-ue for about past ten months.when switched on it useually whirls into action but now it is just making a repeated clicking sound and it is not connecting to my laptop

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  • igordeprez Oct 13, 2008

    Hy, i'm french...so excuse my english (we are well known not to be good at speaking other languages)



    So, my MDHD500-ue is about 8 months old and since a week, on the one hand, my pc don't recognize it when I light it on, on the other hand it makes a sound like bip-bip.



    After looking for a solution it seems to be broken...because a lot of people on the net have the same problem with this ******* model

  • vzgfu Oct 29, 2008

    my mdhd-500-ue drive suddenly stopped working, it is just doing click - beep - click - beep, is it common problem among iomega family? I used to have another iomega hard drive it dead too, the hard drive itself is ok, but the adaptor was bad, hope this time is the same situation.

  • khajaasghar Nov 18, 2008

    I PURCHASE IOMAGE MODEL-MDHD500-UE, after using from 3 month suddenly it is not deceting in my computer, how can i recover my data in hard-disk, & it there any drivers need help me....

  • bas_bosschaa Feb 27, 2009

    the disc work an the computter find a disc
    but he can't open the map



  • mar7t1n May 13, 2009

    This drive is still an issue - do not buy one. The power pack failed which Iomga have replaced for me, but now the light comes on the PC knows a USB device has been connected, but the hard disk does not spin up. They want me to send it back to Holland at my own expense and risk. But the data is confidential and important so I'm tempted to take it apart. God knows what will happen to the data once they get hold of it. Really annoyed this should not have happned within 18 months of purchase. What is the point of a backup device that fails before the main unit. I hardly use it. I put data on it once a month and the rest of the time it's not even powered.

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I have a MDHD500-N Iomega external HD that had the same issue - clicking at startup and flashing power LED. I noticed that the supplied power transformer for the unit is 12V 1A and the sticker on the HD enclosure says 12V 2A. I hooked up the HD enclosure directly to a power supply - at boot up, the HD draws 2.5A, more than double what the provided power transformer can output. HD enclosure runs beautifully on an external PS.

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I got a fix.
HI.. I have the same problem with my drive and I got a fix for it..
The problem is not the drive, its the interface.. yes the interface.
Connect and power your drive, when its starts clicking, turn the power switch off and on a couple time, it causes little spikes on the power source, and may resole your problem, it worked for me.
Caution: It may not work every time, so I recomend having another usb device ready so you can transfer you data while it works.

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HI ALL I had the same issue( click....click......click) I opened the casing without breaking the Seal I disconnected by iomegaHD from the case and I put it onto my PC as a normal Harddrive ... I was so happy that I was able to see my drive as normal. this tells me the EXTERNAL casing has a power problem of some sort So I have 3 months of warranty left. I will rather exchange it for a Seagate sedoo device that has a smal window interface Looks to be a great tool

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I purchase IOMEGA Model : MDHD500-UE, 3 Months ago suddenly, i am not able to dedect in my pc, how can i solve this, i dont have cd for this drivers also, i need to recover data also in this hard-disk. email:khaja.asghar@hayatele.com

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I uses another power adapter 12 V 4 ampere and the HD works fine. I hope the same solution works for you

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Is the iomega an external hard drive? if so you may have a problem my friend. The clicking sound you hear may be the read/write heads in your drive touching the rotating disk. This is caused if your hard recently suffered a traumatic experience eg: it fell or got a knock/bump. What resulted was a head crash. if you can diagnose its status using your laptop then damage is not too severe, if it doesnt even show up in my computer then try taking it too a technician, however a head crash is expensive and difficult to fix. You may be advised to buy a new one.
Hope this is helpfull

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