Solved Dead External Hard Drive Tags: Hard Drives Power External Hard Drive Storage Last response: September 13, 2011 5:14 AM in Storage Share dfeezy22 August 29, 2011 10:39:27 PM Hello, My external hard drive has died. I think it is a power problem but no one has been able to help me and Best Buy is going to charge me $100 to just take a look. Any help would be great. More about : dead external hard drive Ubrales a c 96 G Storage August 29, 2011 11:29:57 PM Can you provide some details as to what you were doing when this happened? Please include system details too. dfeezy22 September 6, 2011 6:03:23 AM i just plugged it in one day and it smelled like something had burnt up. Related resources Dead portable external hard drive ?!? - Forum External Hard Drive -How can I tell if it is really dead ? - Forum Free data recovery from dead external hard drive western digital - Forum External Hard drive dead ? - Forum How to tell if external hard drive is dead - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution fzabkar a c 272 G Storage September 6, 2011 9:54:19 AM Share It could be that the drive's TVS diode has shorted due to an overvoltage. If so, then there is often an easy, no-cost DIY fix. You will need to remove the drive from the case and upload a photo or scan of the drive's circuit board. You could also search for "TVS diode". Here are numerous photos that show the likely damage: http://www.users.on.net/~fzabkar/HDD/ dfeezy22 September 13, 2011 5:14:09 AM Best answer selected by dfeezy22. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Help...how to get files off dead Dell desktop hard drive ? (PICS)? Forum Hard drive is ' dead ' silent Forum 2nd Hard Drive dead in 2 weeks, need HELP! Forum Adapter to computer wont work after plugging in external hard drive Forum One terabyte Hitachi external hard drive not recognized Forum Raw files on external hard drive Forum External hard drive not showing correct gig capacity Forum Can see external hard drive in device manager but not in my comp Forum SSD swap for Avatar 145A2 Ultrabook? Forum My second sata hard drive cannot read both in bios and disk management can you h Forum I accidentally overwrote something on my external flash drive Forum Repeated USB Drive Corription Windows 7 Forum [Solved] Monitor Transfer Rates Between Hard Drives ??? Forum Use seagate internal hard drive externally Forum 200 gig space missing on hard disk Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !