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External Hard Drive Not Recognized In My Computer. (gigabank 250g External Hard Drive)


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#1 rdr8887

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 12:46 PM

I bought a GigaBank 250G External Hard Drive last November (still under manufacturer warranty). But, I do not want to return it to lose the 200G of data stored on the drive.

All of a sudden one day, I turned on the hard drive and nothing happened. I switched USB cables, switched USB ports, and even switched computers with no success.

Nothing is happening with the Hard Drive.

Even if it is a complete failure (needing to be replaced), I would like to retrieve my data from it first.

Any suggestions appreciated....

Thanks,
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Posted 22 August 2007 - 12:47 PM

What if anything does the hard drive do when you plug it in?
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Posted 22 August 2007 - 12:51 PM

1. power adapter is dead
2. circuit for ide to usb is dead
3. hard drive died(fat lady sings, that's all she wrote)
4. you would have to remove the drive from the case and hook into a desktop computer to check
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Posted 22 August 2007 - 02:56 PM

What if anything does the hard drive do when you plug it in?



The drive will turn itself on and I can hear it spinning, it just will not be recognized by my pc or laptop.




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