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  Reply # 486135 26-Jun-2011 17:08
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44-pin, single strip sounds like normal 2.5inch 'laptop' hard drive.

As I've already said, if GParted doesn't recognise the disk in it's enclosure, then I'd try removing it and (using an adaptor) give it another go because as someone said the enclosre electronics might be munted only, not the drive itself.

Is there a good laptop guy in Rotorua or nearby? Got anyone coming to Wellington?

Cheers,

R.

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Reply # 486678 28-Jun-2011 01:49
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i had the same problem a day or two ago,
i tries anouther higher quality usb chord and it solved the problem

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 486686 28-Jun-2011 07:16
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aaronr76: i had the same problem a day or two ago,
i tries anouther higher quality usb chord and it solved the problem


All my past external hard drive problems have revolved around the USB cord. Which results in drive activity but Windows does not recognise the drive.



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  Reply # 486692 28-Jun-2011 07:44
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OK. Sorry I haven't had much time to spend on this recently, I'll try GParted this afternoon, I hope.
Can you get an adapter to hook up a 44 laptop drive to a desktop computer?



Thanks for your input to this.

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  Reply # 486700 28-Jun-2011 08:03
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Two good suggestions there about trying another USB cable first ... all a process of elimination really.

Try GParted as an external drive first before getting an adapter.

Good luck,

R.



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  Reply # 486702 28-Jun-2011 08:08
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Thanks Rickles. That was my plan, after reading those :-)

Although, I get the feeling that there is not a huge difference between the price of a new (much higher capacity) drive these days compared with the price of a cable 8-/

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  Reply # 486799 28-Jun-2011 11:32
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personally id buy a new drive, but proceed with this troubleshooting if you have "important" or precious data on your drive.




gz ftw




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  Reply # 486902 28-Jun-2011 14:44
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Woah!!
That GParted is sssccarry stuff!!
I got it to rescan all devices once I'd plugged the USB drive in but it couldn't see it.

I'm going to call it quits bin this device (unless any of you would like to have it to tinker with?) and buy a replacement.

I feel lucky to have got out of GParted with an intact computer - my DVD drive was refusing to open so I could remove the GParted boot disk 8-(

Thanks for all the help.

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  Reply # 487163 28-Jun-2011 21:54
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Sorry about that, and yes a Linux install can look freaky after Windows . It is all cleaned out when you reboot though.

Pity about the drive, sounds truly munted unless the cable and/or electrics in the enclosure is the problem.

What size is the drive?

R.



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  Reply # 487175 28-Jun-2011 22:08
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Yes I don't like being spoken to in courier font!!
Reminds me of BSOD

The drive is only 40G.

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