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Iomega Prestige 1TB Non-Responsive

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January 23, 2013 1:04:52 PM

My "friend" borrowed my Iomega Prestige 1TB while at my place recently, and while I was hunting for the 12v power pack, he decided to sick a 19v power pack in. Needless to say, the unit is not working; the only sign of life is the light on the side which now flashes in steady 1sec intervals. And of course, the unit is out of warranty. All I wan't is to get the data off the disk.

I know enough IT and Electronics to be talked through a solution. I've Googled the question with little to no prevail, albeit a glimmer of hope that if I ask for help, there should be an answer.

Please Help.
a b G Storage
January 23, 2013 2:10:49 PM

More than likely, the interface board (USB > SATA) inside the Iomega case has been fried. If you want to get the data off the drive, try to disassemble the drive (video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-KmoKF9X6s), and place the hard drive directly in your computer via SATA connection or purchase another case (see http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...) You can pick up an external enclosure at almost any computer store.
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