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Seagate Expansion Portable Drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by harriere, Apr 29, 2012.

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  1. harriere

    harriere Thread Starter

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    Hi guys...I am having a big problem..you guys have to sort it out and tell me the what can i do to solve the problem...

    The problem is..

    I have seagate expansion portable drive of 1tb..which worked fine for somedays....but now i am got stuck with that...bcoz when i connect my seagate drive to usb and green light goes on and a safely remove icon also coming but there is no drive in the my computer and disk management also...When i searched some forums i got the same problem is having by others and got there a statement regarding to check whether drive is spinning or not...after that i found my drive is not spinning and i thinking a way to make it spin and to get all data back to my lap....

    And also i had checked with uvcview usb viewer [by microsoft] when i connected my drive it shows the drive and also some other descriptions which i dont know...

    So you guys help me to make the drive works and to get my data back....thanks in advance for your help guys....
     
  2. Elvandil

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    It is not spinning now?

    Have you tried another computer?

    Files that are not backed up are files you should expect to lose.
     
  3. harriere

    harriere Thread Starter

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    Ya tried with another desktop in my home...It also does the same thing...Is there any option to recover those files...
     
  4. Elvandil

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    Is it spinning?

    Professional recovery costs in the upper $100's to $1000's for one drive.
     
  5. harriere

    harriere Thread Starter

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    no not spinning...i want to make it to spin...is there any idea how to make it spin...
     
  6. Elvandil

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    You can't. It's dead. Bet get that wallet out.

    If it's not still under warranty, you could try taking it out of the case and connecting it to a desktop, either inside or with an adapter.

    But if it got banged or dropped, that would be a waste of time.

    All drives will fail unless they are not used.
     
  7. harriere

    harriere Thread Starter

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    ok....i will try connecting using adapter...can you tell me what king of adapter i can use...
     
  8. Elvandil

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    You need a USB adapter that connects to your type of drive. Most of them come with a power supply, too.
     
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