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External hard drive fails to read

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August 5, 2012 3:50:46 PM

my external hard drive light up when plug in but not showing on my computer i have all my music on it what can i do
August 5, 2012 4:08:33 PM

karl h said:
my external hard drive light up when plug in but not showing on my computer i have all my music on it what can i do

it gives a little funny sound like it's going to start up and just stop
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August 5, 2012 5:44:38 PM

Is it connected through USB? If so, try plugging it into different USB ports on your computer. Also, if you can plug it into a separate power supply adapter, try that. Generally, however, if a disk drive starts making new "funny noises" it indicates that the drive is dead or dying.
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August 5, 2012 7:00:05 PM

I'd also try plugging the drive directly into the wall. Some power strips have been known to go bad & probably won't supply the right power.
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