Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Help fixing a external HDD


  • Please log in to reply

#1
Northy

Northy

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 46 posts
I've got a Toshiba external HDD I got off Amazon last year for £40 for Uni, didn't actually need it much so being a slob I left it on the floor a lot.([bleep]ing stupid I know)

For a while now when I plug the HDD into my PC or any PC it turns on (blue power light confirms it plus the sound of it whirring) however it isn't being detected on the systems, my PC plays the USB connection noise but no way of accessing the drive from Computer. I've tried using numerous different USB cables to connect but still the same.

Does anyone have any tips to fix this? I'm all open to cracking the thing open if need be, just rather fix it instead of spending another £40 or so.

Edited by Northy, 21 August 2013 - 03:46 PM.

  • 0

Advertisements


#2
Alzeimer

Alzeimer

    Member 1K

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1,330 posts
Have you looked in DISK MANAGEMENT (diskmgmt.msc) to see if windows detects it when it is connected (it just might be that it is not formated so not showing under MY COMPUTER so it is not accessible).


Hope that helps
  • 0

#3
Northy

Northy

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 46 posts
Forgot to reply. But yeah it ended up working through disk management so cheers bud.
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP