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Need help on seagate external harddrive

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a b G Storage
April 30, 2012 8:38:59 PM

Hello,
needing help on a seagate external harddrive at first was beeping!! then plugged into a usb hub not bleeping!! but windows is recognising the device but its like the spindle not spinning almost like sleep mode
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Momentus® 5400.3 SATA - Seagate
May 4, 2012 9:18:45 AM

The 'beeping' usually indicates that insufficient power is being supplied to the drive. Try plugging it in to the back and if there's 2 usb plugs, plug both in.
a c 288 G Storage
May 6, 2012 9:00:54 PM

If it's not a power issue, then it sounds like a stiction fault (heads stuck to platters), or a seized spindle motor.
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