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 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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove sminlal Storage Expert April 3, 2010 6:27:40 PM Have you tried rebooting? Some USB glitches go away with a reboot. | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>Is my external hard drive kaput?> Related ressources: ForumPC gone kaput ... i think ForumTransfering data from a secondary hard drive to an external drive then back on ForumMy Passport is Kaput (help?!) ForumMy old 7800 gs (agp) is going kaput .... what now?? ForumG50V hard drive kaput ? ForumHelp! Graphics Card Kaput ? ForumUnbootable but readable HDD. how to transfer files onto an external ? ForumWhat hard drive should I get ForumThree hard drive partitions?? ForumUse Recovery Console to copy data from hard drive to flash drive ? ForumHow to I tell if my Video Card went Kaput ? ForumConventional Hard Drive Obsoletism? Samsung's 32 GB Flash D ForumBuild worked fine for 3 days, then kaput ! ForumTurning My Western Digital My Book Into an Internal Drive without losing the Dat ForumComputer went kaput ForumNeed data from crashed hard drive ForumBios detecting version of windows that are no longer there ForumHard disk on precision workstation 220 ForumExternal hard drive ForumHow do I customize Windows XP Power Management settings for Individual hard driv More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !