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External Hard Drive seagate (freeagent Desk) stopped being recognized

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ace_anoop, May 18, 2010.

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  1. ace_anoop

    ace_anoop Thread Starter

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    The drive was running fine for about 15 mins but since my laptop was on battery and i had steeped away i did not realize that the battery ran out . post that since i have connected it back the laptop does not read the drive. I have tried checking it with my desktop and 2 other laptops but the result is the same. also tried changing the USB Cable but this also has not worked. it does not show up in my disk management tab or under my "my Computer". Please advise.
     
  2. Mumbodog

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    Have you tried disconnecting power from the external drive for 15 minutes, then try again?

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  3. ace_anoop

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    Yes. once for about an hour and then i left it for over a day.
     
  4. Megabite

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    Does the Ex drive have its own power supply?
     
  5. ace_anoop

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    The drive has its own charger. I have tried using a different charger with the same specifications as well but no result.
     
  6. Megabite

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    The drive does spin does it.....how old is the External drive?
     
  7. ace_anoop

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    i can feel it spinning when its connected. its about 16 months old.
     
  8. Megabite

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    As the warranty has most likely expired...you can try taking it out of the enclosure and hook it direct to a PC
     
  9. ace_anoop

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    will get back to u in about 12 hours since i don't have it at hand to check that option out.

    thanks,
     
  10. Mumbodog

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    Careful. some warranties are 3~5 yrs, better to check that before cracking open the enclosure.

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