Is my external hard drive kaput? Tags: Hard Drives Devices External Hard Drive Storage Last response: April 3, 2010 6:27 PM in Storage Share Anonymous a b G Storage April 3, 2010 6:20:00 AM Hi, I have a 500GB Seagate external drive, with some back up files, games and movies on it. Some semi-important stuff. Today i was messing around with the wiring and something seems to have went wrong with the USB connections. I tried reasarching "unknow device not found," ... it seems as the the drive powers on, the light stays on for a sec and then shuts off. Okay, so i think i might be done-BUT i held it to my ear and it sounds as though the drive is still running... The same thing happened to my ipod touch-except windows will connect to it, but not charge it and it says usb device not recognized.... all my other usb devices work-I can charge my blackberry, use my usb controller, ect. it is just these two devices.... Does anyone have any advice? More about : external hard drive kaput sminlal a c 415 G Storage April 3, 2010 6:27:40 PM Have you tried rebooting? Some USB glitches go away with a reboot. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Laptop hard drive is kaput, data recovery worth the money? Forum G50V hard drive kaput? Forum Laptop Drive Kaput Forum SolvedCan I install Windows 8 onto an external hard drive? Forum SolvedMy Seagate External Hard Drive Forum SolvedBuffalo HD-PNTU3 External Hard Drive Not Seen Forum SolvedRoommate dropped my external hard drive Forum SolvedAccess to external hard drive Forum Solved1-3 second freezes when playing games that are on an external hard drive Forum SolvedExternal Hard Drive connected to router? Forum Solvedhidden files and folders in external hard drive Forum SolvedHow to recover files from external hard drive that was first used on a mac, but now I have a PC Forum SolvedExternal Hard Drive Not Detected Forum SolvedExternal Hard Drive Problem Forum SolvedExternal hard drive fine on laptop but all of a sudden not being detected on TV or Xbox Forum SolvedExternal Hard Drive Access Denied Forum SolvedExternal hard drive vs homemade external hard drive Forum SolvedDropped a External Hard Drive Forum SolvedDropped a External Hard Drive Forum SolvedHow to remove grouping on external hard drive Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !