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1tb seagate external hard drive not recognized light not working

Hi guys, I have a 1tb Seagate external hard drive which Im guessing got corrupted. When i plug it in my computer, it does not get recognized; it's not in My Computer but when i checked the area where i can "safely remove a device" it's there; it says "back up +" also it's in my Device Manager it even says "the device is working properly" on the "properties" area. I also tried downloading a file recovery software but it also cant recognize my hard drive. The light of the hard drive is NOT working also. Please help.
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  1. Try the drive on a different computer.

    Use CrystalDiskInfo software to look at the SMART Data for the drive.
  2. If all else fails, remove the drive from its enclosure and connect it directly to a SATA port on your computer's motherboard.
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    Hey kbmf. The guys have given you some pretty good advice, but I'd recommend that you test the drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tool. Also you should try the basics of troubleshooting first: try the drive with a different USB cable (not longer than 12") and try it with a different computer and different USB ports (USB 2.0 and 3.0). As @fzabkar has mentioned your last resort should be, taking the drive out of the enclosure and connecting it directly to your motherboard via a SATA connection, but note that if your drive is still under warranty, this would probably void it.

    Hope that helps. Good Luck.
    Boogieman_WD
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