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Old 09-26-2011, 04:55 PM   #1
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Hello, My E drive is not recognized by my computer and it beeps, why? I checked the plugs and should work. Help please and thankyou

it is not full , I checked it yesterday
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Old 09-26-2011, 05:15 PM   #2
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What is the E drive?
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thanks for the quick response, My E drive is my external drive

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What beeps? . . have you tried the drive with another pc?
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Hello Rich, yes I did, I plugged it in to by laptop and still beeps.

The beeps are maybe 3 seconds apart, the drive is turned on, I can feel it in my hand

The drive might be full? Its storage for my backup, music, etc and was getting fairly fullish.
I don't know how to tell if it is full.

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Sounds more like it has failed . . It could be the drive itself or just the enclosure circuitry. You can open it up and take the drive out to attach internal to a pc to find out
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If your drive is powered from a USB 2.0 port, then try a USB Y-cable.

A standard USB port is current limited to 500mA. A Seagate ST9500325AS drive, for example, requires about 850mA during spinup, and about 400mA thereafter. A Y-cable is therefore sometimes necessary to pick up power from two USB ports.

Otherwise, beeping is often a symptom of a stiction fault (heads stuck to platters), or a seized spindle motor. This can happen if you drop or bump your drive.
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How do I take my drive apart? I need full details and also how to get the data out and into my windows 7 computer, oh help, you techie's are so smart. This was my first encounter with the external drive, otherwise, dont know much. please and thanks

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What Brand and model is it?
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it is a LaCie design by FA Porsche

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See if this helps . . 250GB Lacie Hard Drive Take Apart - YouTube
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Hello Rich, yes I can do this, ie take it apart, now why for?

The video looked to me, someone took it apart and replaced the insides. why?

sorry, I dont know what you are getting at


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Once you have the drive out, you can attach it as a slave to a working pc to see if you can salvage the files. If you can, then you know that the enclosure has failed . . if you cannot access the files, then the drive has failed
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I see, thanks, my next mission is to take it apart, thanks for the info, I will get back to you for further instructions, thanks so much so far :)
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Question

inside I am stumped of course, will wait for instructions from you.

I see the green board, some wires, the wires are plugged into the inside big piece. the rest of the wires are loose with a with a little white thingie holding them together, red, black and green wires. they are as long as the box they are in. There is also a silver round part at one end close to the green board, I assume the green board is what is called Mother Board. The round silver, is that the hard drive? it has some numbers on it, 61020EN P120 stamped on it, and has more numbers to the top 1103611215595F and is about the size of a loonie or tooney or silver dollar.

I will watch the movie again and see if I can figure the rest out. My external drive is less than l0 years old, I watched a video on how to get the case apart as I used a knife.

next please

Tanis --- I worked with computers for quite a long time but never attempted something like this, please and thanks again for offering to help me.
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The drive looks like this ( may be a different brand)



You can see it in the video
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Hello Rich, I have to get a tiny screwdriver as it has two screws in at the top that I have to take out.

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Hello Rich, it is out , waiting for next instruction.

Thanks Tanis
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What have you done so far?
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Hello

The drive is out of the casing, looks similar to the pic you posted

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