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All Rights Reserved. And thank you so much Rick for including a picture. If only it would run under Win 7 x 64, I could use PC to do this.Check out http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/item/backup-plus-mac-firmware-updater Jan 24, 2014 7:52 AM Helpful (0) Reply options Link to this This means they have proven with consistent participation and solid troubleshooting their knowledge in the IT field.

Dismiss Notice TechSpot Forums Forums TechSpot Core Storage Today's Posts External Drive is not stayingconnected Byoo7golden1 · 7 replies Jul 16, 2009 Ok. Try it on another machine (in case it is getting a false shut-down signal from your PC), but there is no "trouble-shooting" to be done on a drive that simply does Yeah. Thread Status: Not open for further replies.

Remember though: don't invest in another drive unless you're at the end of your rope. Apparently I was able to run the app long enough to update firmware.This is a difficult fix, since the app only runs on OS X, and I have only one Apple If it doesn't help, then the second one will be to contact a data recovery company and see if your information can be retrieved from the drive, and keep in mind This includes asking for us to link to your subreddit, forum, bulletin board, newsgroup, Facebook page, whatever.

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Any other suggestions? But like I you say I think I am reaching the end of my rope. Finally, got best results by letter drive disconnect 60 seconds, then rebooting iMac, then reconnecting drive. I went into my computer settings and made sure that the computer was not allowing the USB drives to allocate power to my USB devices, making sure all my drives were

Sincerely, James Jul 17, 2009 #6 oo7golden1 TS Rookie Topic Starter Ok, I started researching for new PCB replacements and stumbled upon this page… htttp://datacent.com/datarecovery/hdd/western_digital/WD5000AAJS when I came to the No offering of reward/compensation for solutions. The F: drive is the one that disconnects instantly after connecting. or does it happen not matter what.

Join our site today to ask your question. Here's an example of a hard drive I own. Just unscrew a few screws and swap the PCBs from one drive to another? Try a different cable and USB port.

Already have an account? Show Ignored Content As Seen On Welcome to Tech Support Guy! No. Jul 16, 2009 #1 Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573 +65 I have also fixed numerous other problems using this same method I'm about to describe to you, but here's a

WD My Passport won't stay connected This is a discussion on WD My Passport won't stay connected within the Hard Drive Support forums, part of the Tech Support Forum category. If that fails you might try using a dual USB port cable. Can you help me?

For example, I did replace the PCB on a Samsung 160GB with a slight version difference and it worked...

DOA, Jul 27, 2014 #2 SweetLD215 Private E-2 I followed the settings you mentioned, but that didn't work. The solution? No [Meta] posts about jobs on tech support, only about the subreddit itself. So, connecting directly to your computer may give you the same results the computer shop had (drive needs formatting).

But if I can fix it I will. 500GB is very, very, very worth it to me. Oh, on occasion we have had to replace a PCB to access data or whatever in a repair... Once it loads, you could try and mount the drive (or if Linux can read it, it will mount by itself) and see if you can transfer the files from the Advertisements do not imply our endorsement of that product or service.

Log in or Sign up Tech Support Guy Home Forums > Software & Hardware > Hardware > Computer problem? SweetLD215 Private E-2 Hi there! It will work, provided the PCB is the problem. Any who my F: drive started to connect and disconnect back to back over and over about 8 times before disconnecting completely.

I have been trying for weeks to try and fix or save the data on my Full 500GB External hard drive and have had extremely little success but lots of failure. If u would have just said PCB I would have had to start web surfing again . I have 500GB of information that took a great many hours to collect and store. I did this several times, then when power down--power up done on HDD, it mounted.

It was a Rev 2 instead of a Rev 1.1 or whatever.