Question about Computers & Internet
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.
Posted on Sep 10, 2009
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.
Posted on Feb 02, 2009
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
Posted on Feb 17, 2009
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:firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on Nov 18, 2008
I uses another power adapter 12 V 4 ampere and the HD works fine. I hope the same solution works for you
Posted on Oct 01, 2010
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
Posted on Sep 01, 2008
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Jan 18, 2013 | Computers & Internet
Mar 06, 2011 | Computers & Internet
Mar 06, 2011 | Iomega Computers & Internet
Oct 25, 2010 | Iomega Computers & Internet
Oct 01, 2009 | Computers & Internet
Sep 16, 2009 | Iomega HDD External Desktop (32660) 80 GB...
Sep 14, 2009 | Computers & Internet
May 05, 2009 | Computers & Internet
8,949 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!