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Topic # 86019 29-Jun-2011 19:43
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Well I finally had enough of my portable Imation Appolo 160gb HDD so I cracked the case open, pulled it out and replaced the drive with the 250gb one from my old laptop which works fine. Put it all together. Plugged it in. Lights come on, good start. Hard drive spins, looking good. Windows won't see the drive, not so good.

It does exactly what the old drive used to do. Start spinning for a few seconds, then stop. But the status light remains on the whole time. Windows sometimes pops up with an information bubble saying the hardware was unable to be detected or something (windows 7 home premium).

I've tried different USB ports. Different computers. Everything. I'm starting to wonder if its the controller inside the enclosure that's causing the issue? What do I do now? Lol. I have no clue on where to look for a new controller if its worth replacing. Or would it be cheaper just to buy a whole new portable hard drive?

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  Reply # 487552 29-Jun-2011 20:47
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You can get a terabyte external hard drive for about $100. I'd buy a new one.




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  Reply # 487553 29-Jun-2011 20:50
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Niel: You can get a terabyte external hard drive for about $100. I'd buy a new one.


Yeh I already have a 1tb external. But this drive with the issue is a portable one, like, one that doesn't need a mains power supply to run. I need it for school and stuff :/
 




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  Reply # 487555 29-Jun-2011 20:54
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Buy a cheap replacement case off trademe or something.. Ive seen them for as little as $15ea.. Easier than mucking around..

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