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June 12, 2012 12:49:37 AM

My external hard drive just stopped working. I can plug it in and I hear it start up and start spinning, but the computer refuses to recognize it. On one computer it does nothing. On my newer lenovo the message "format" k:/ comes up. Someone please help I have tons of Family pictures on this Drive
June 12, 2012 2:12:06 AM

Yoda3333333 said:
My external hard drive just stopped working. I can plug it in and I hear it start up and start spinning, but the computer refuses to recognize it. On one computer it does nothing. On my newer lenovo the message "format" k:/ comes up. Someone please help I have tons of Family pictures on this Drive

Have you tried re-booting the computer with it already plugged in?
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June 12, 2012 2:17:30 AM

yes. I have also tried the seagate tools.
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June 12, 2012 2:26:30 AM

Just got this back from crystaldiskcheck "Caution" rating

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Enclosure : Seagate FA GoFlex Desk USB Device (V=0BC2, P=5071, sa1)

Temparature : 33 C (91 F)
Health Status : Caution

THESE ARE THE YELLOW/CAUTION CATEGORIES
-- S.M.A.R.T. --------------------------------------------------------------
ID Cur Wor Thr RawValues(6) Attribute Name
05 _94 _94 _36 000000001170 Reallocated Sectors Count
C5 _94 _79 __0 000000000228 Current Pending Sector Count
C6 _94 _79 __0 000000000228 Uncorrectable Sector Count
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August 2, 2012 7:03:59 PM

Go here, buy this interface board, pull the one off of yours and replace it with this one, plug it in and watch it work. The freeagent drives have a weak interface board. This one will replace your old one, but it won't fit back in the case... but it will let you retrieve your data.

http://www.centrix-intl.com/details.asp?productid=9501
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July 3, 2013 3:52:36 PM

Yoda3333333 said:
My external hard drive just stopped working. I can plug it in and I hear it start up and start spinning, but the computer refuses to recognize it. On one computer it does nothing. On my newer lenovo the message "format" k:/ comes up. Someone please help I have tons of Family pictures on this Drive

i have this problem too pls help
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July 5, 2014 8:13:07 AM

Just a question here, but if the Seagate GoFlex desk drives have a problem with the interface board, has anyone tried contacting Seagate to see what they say?
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August 4, 2014 1:27:41 PM

Neilpi said:
Just a question here, but if the Seagate GoFlex desk drives have a problem with the interface board, has anyone tried contacting Seagate to see what they say?

Neilpi, what kind of problem?
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11 minutes ago

I have the same problem.
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