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    Default Computer stopped recognizing Iomega external hard drive

    Hey guys,

    I'm hoping someone can help me. I have an Iomega external hard drive and all of a sudden my computer stopped recognizing it. When I turn the EHD on i can hear the disk spin up. I decided to take it apart and try to install the HDD in my computer. The HDD is a Seagate Barrecuda 7200.11 I plugged it into my SATA #4 slot on my MOBO but when I do windows 7 will not boot. I unplug the second drive and windows boots fine. Does this mean my second HDD is junk? Is there anything else I can do to access the data on this drive? My MOBO is a Pegatron M2N78-LA rev 3.02 the computer is an HP p6210f

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

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    Default Re: Computer stopped recognizing Iomega external hard drive

    If its external, go to your neighbors house and plug it in and see if it works.

    I would call ahead...LOL

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    Default Re: Computer stopped recognizing Iomega external hard drive

    Quote Originally Posted by Drdeath View Post
    If its external, go to your neighbors house and plug it in and see if it works.

    I would call ahead...LOL
    Knock Knock Hi neighbor I hardly know can I plug my external hard drive into your computer? LOL

    This happened about 6 months ago and I think I plugged it into another computer (at least I would hope I did don’t really remember) however the HDD is now sitting in my hard drive bay in my tower unplugged. Not even sure I still have all the parts to the External case. Is it possible to gut an external HDD and install it in a computer without losing any data?

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    Default Re: Computer stopped recognizing Iomega external hard drive

    Yeah, I took apart an external enclosure and installed the drive inside of a desktop PC. The enclosure had failed, not the drive, and all of my data was still there and accessible too.
    When you plugged your drive into your PC, it caused the PC to choke and NOT boot.
    It's not a very good sign and your DATA may be gone.

    As a last resort, you should try to connect your drive to ONE OF THESE ADAPTERS. It's a USB connection to your PC and you can have the computer on, and already running when you try to connect it. I have had luck with mine several times.

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    Default Re: Computer stopped recognizing Iomega external hard drive

    Did win 7 install the drivers for the HDD when you installed ity in your system ? You would have had to reboot after the driver install for the drive to show.

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    Default Re: Computer stopped recognizing Iomega external hard drive

    He said that the PC wouldn't boot with the drive connected internally.

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    Default Re: Computer stopped recognizing Iomega external hard drive

    Quote Originally Posted by realneil View Post
    Yeah, I took apart an external enclosure and installed the drive inside of a desktop PC. The enclosure had failed, not the drive, and all of my data was still there and accessible too.
    When you plugged your drive into your PC, it caused the PC to choke and NOT boot.
    It's not a very good sign and your DATA may be gone.

    As a last resort, you should try to connect your drive to ONE OF THESE ADAPTERS. It's a USB connection to your PC and you can have the computer on, and already running when you try to connect it. I have had luck with mine several times.
    Im going to try this but I fear I might be screwed

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    Default Re: Computer stopped recognizing Iomega external hard drive

    There is another way that works part of the time. If the USB hookup doesn't work for you, send me a private message and I'll talk to you about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by realneil View Post
    There is another way that works part of the time. If the USB hookup doesn't work for you, send me a private message and I'll talk to you about it.

    I just ordered the USB connecter I will probably have to contact you sometime next week because I don’t think this is going to work. Is your solution expensive? I called Iomega when it first happened and they said they could try to recover the data but it was going to cost over $2000.00. Let’s just say that didn't fly.

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    I gather that the DATA is important?

    If so, then my solution is easy, and it's a good shot at getting your DATA back.
    There's no sense in being secretive about it, what I've done successfully twice before is to swap the circuit board (on the underside of the drive) from a known good drive, to replace the one on the failed drive long enough to recover the data. I did it with a Western Digital 160GB SATA drive once, and also a Seagate 500GB SATA drive. If the problem is in the circuitry on that board, replacing it for a short time will work. If the problem lies with the motors inside the drive, you're screwed unless you have big bucks for professional DATA recovery.

    The risks are that the new drive's circuit board will fry when you connect it to the old drive, destroying the new drive's operability for good. But drives are still cheap compared to the costs of DATA recovery. I found it to be worth the try both times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by realneil View Post
    I gather that the DATA is important?

    If so, then my solution is easy, and it's a good shot at getting your DATA back.
    There's no sense in being secretive about it, what I've done successfully twice before is to swap the circuit board (on the underside of the drive) from a known good drive, to replace the one on the failed drive long enough to recover the data. I did it with a Western Digital 160GB SATA drive once, and also a Seagate 500GB SATA drive. If the problem is in the circuitry on that board, replacing it for a short time will work. If the problem lies with the motors inside the drive, you're screwed unless you have big bucks for professional DATA recovery.

    The risks are that the new drive's circuit board will fry when you connect it to the old drive, destroying the new drive's operability for good. But drives are still cheap compared to the costs of DATA recovery. I found it to be worth the try both times.
    Cool I will have to try that I assume I should try to get the same model HDD. The data is mostly photos from our wedding and of our son when he was a baby, and other stuff. I would just be a hero to my wife you know what I mean.

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    Yeah, all of the same specs on the new drive. Size, model number,........don't open the drive up,....although you probably know this already.
    Good luck Hero,....

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    Oh Yeah,......You have to undo the screws first and then there will be a plug to undo. So you take the old drive apart first to see how to do the plug on the new one without screwing it up. It's not hard to do.

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    No Soldering correct just plugs I have no idea how HDDs are made. LOL thanks for the cheerleader

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    Just unscrew the screws first and then it has to unplug somehow. Some of the boards have a plug soldered to the board and you just gently wiggle them off the socket. Others have a ribbon cable underneath the board that you have to unplug. Take it slow and be gentle and it will work. The screws may be torx tip or something exotic so, prepare in advance getting the tools together.

    Static ground yourself first as well.

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