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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.
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
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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