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Check to make sure that the FireWire or USB cables are correctly attached and firmly seated in both the drive and computer's FireWire or USB ports. Disconnect them, wait 30 seconds, and reconnect them. If the drive is still not recognized, restart your computer and try again. If they are correctly connected and your drive still does not power on, trying using the optional power sharing cable, described in section 2.3 Connecting the Optional Power Supply of the LaCie Mobile Hard Drive User Manual.
Hi, When you power up the Mac hold down the alt/option key. after a few moment you will get a different start-up screen. It will show your internal HD and then when the curasoe comes back it will also show you any external drives with valid start-up software on them. Eorks with DVDs and CDs and other macc connected by Firewire in target disk mode.
Looks like the power of your external drive is not functioning very well. Mostly with this kind of issues, it needs a port replacement or the external drive cable, and if it still does not work, then a complete external drive replacement maybe needed.
A lot of NEWER SimpleTech drives have some new technology called NDAS (NetDisk Attached StoragE), which eliminates the need for IP addresses on a network. Its highly secure and very hard to find, unless you have the software available for it.
Download these drivers and you should be able to get to your stuff. Good luck and have a great day!
try disconnecting the hard drive and powering on the computer for a few moments then power it off and plug the hard drive back in if it does the same thing then you have a bad hard drive which then you will have to buy a new one.
Okay the first thing you want to do is disassemble it again and make sure all your connectors are connected. Even if you damaged the keyboard cable, the computer should still boot up at least to a keyboard error screen. Make sure the RAM is seated correctly and everything is tight. It is possible that you damaged something (motherboard) as these things are extremely sensitive but hopefully you just have a loose cable somewhere.
Printed installation manual of Seagate 500 GB eSATA external hard drive has not properly mentioned how to use power on/off switch once connected to mains. I could get local help, who has already used the device. On/Off switch to be pressed for few seconds after mains connected, sometimes it comes automatically once power is on and USB cable pluged to the USB port of PC if power supply is ok. There is no indicator for the power supply (before device glows) after connected to the mains. I was in confusion whether power supply is ok or not.
Finally, It was found that the problem was with mains power supply and I have changed the power socket and adapter.
try removing the hard drive from the external enclosure and connecting it to your pc, this way you should be able to retrieve the files from the drive and then reformatting it may fix it and allow you to put it back in the external enclosure.