Seagate portable hard drive no longer recognised by computer
Hello. Re My Seagate Freeagent go. if i connect this i can see all the files i downloaded on to it, unfortunatey i cannot find my instalation disk. and had a problem with the PC, so i have no Manager or help file on the PC, do i need to download a driver to get the control of the drive back? i have tried downloading from Seagate weblsite which states it needs updating along with many other items, however i could not register and then i could not get rid of the faulty download page which was not recognised by Windows! without a restart. can anyone advise please,
I have had the same issue with these hard drives however I have found a quick fix. As bizarre as it sounds, if you make sure the hard drive is not cold before you plug it in i.e. holding it over/infront of a heater for 1-2 minutes so the plastic casing is warm to touch. Be sure you do not hold it so long it becomes 'hot' as the solder/circuitry could melt. If it is still not recognized - while it is plugged in, hold the hard drive over a heater and till it appears. I've also found this to work if your power supply for a macbook pro does not register it's power supply or says "not charging". Hold your laptop over a heater until the metal casing is warm. I hope this helps you as it is worked for me multiple times - just finished recording sessions for 7 hours and I thought I had lost all the recorded data - but this trick seemed to work.