This device has been working great until today when i plugged it in and its not showing on the computer. the light is on and blinking but it doesnt seem to be working, because it remains cold.
what can i do about this? i bought it in berlin but am living in stockholm.
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I'd power it on and gently put it against my ear to sense if it's even spinning.
If it's spinning, powerdown the computer, disconnect the drive and try it in someone else's computer. Let me know what happens.
If it is not spinning, could either be an electronic error within the enclosure or the drive has received a static shock.
If it was me, I'd remove the drive from the enclosure and put it into a different enclosure for 2.5" drives.
It's only a normal laptop drive inside.
I'd be interested in what you find out.
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This happened because your brother's computer is infected with a virus or otherwise corrupted. Take the drive and both computers to a local tech to further diagnose the problem and that tech can probably recover your files. I think your brother should pay for the repairs - his computer has some malware that may have overwritten your files. This is why you should do two things - first, always have two kinds of backups - copy vital files to a usb memory stick, and second, don't lend anyone any device you plug into your computer - that is how viruses are spread.
The smallest impact can be tremendous. Take the drive and your computer into a quiet environment. After connecting the drived, out it to your ear. What do you hear? Does it vibrate slightly confimring that it has spun up and is mechanically functioning?