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Iomega drive not recognised

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Last response: in Storage
March 8, 2012 3:48:44 PM

We use an iomega hard drive plugged in via usb to our sony laptop once a month to run a back-up. This time when we plugged it in the drive wasn't recognised by the computer. Is there anything I can do? To my knowledge nothing has happened to the drive, apart from the fact that it might have got really cold. Can you help?

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a c 265 G Storage
March 8, 2012 4:36:54 PM

Little you can do if not recognized, sometimes it can be the circuitry in the enclosure that fails (regular HDD inside) and the drive can be mounted into a different enclosure.
March 8, 2012 5:22:21 PM

I assume you have tried different USB ports? Also, do you feel the drive spin up (or light up if it has any) after you plug it in? Is it a desktop version or a portable? Does it have a plug into wall and USB socket?
March 15, 2012 1:57:24 PM

We tried all USB ports and not recognised in any of them, I have checked them all and there is no issue with the USB ports. The drive connects via USB and also plugs into the wall with a power supply, it does light up when we turn it on. It also clicks.
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