harddisk problem. Help

My external harddisk has some problem. when i add it into the laptop, the laptop won't register it. Inside the 'computer' file, i won't see it. Could you Please help me.?

Question by Evesneon 9 years ago


Any chances of repairing an unwilling 2.5 inch hardisk?

I have an 2.5" external harddisk which is unwilling to really start. A few clicks when starting up and a blinking green led on the hardrives casebox, but no communication between disk and laptop. It's a Samsung 40Gb disk, so called Spinpoint MP0402H. Has anyone tried to open a harddisk and succesfully got it running again? I know I should not open it, to keep dust out. But it's only for once, just to get my valuable data off the disk. What appreciate positive experiences. Regards, Jaco de Graaf

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How to make exe to formate harddisk? Answered

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Question by hitz99 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


DIY power supply for HDDs

Hi there, I'm thinking of making my own external harddisk to keep on my desk. You know: for backups, etc. I'm (probably) going to fit 2 HDDs in there. The HDDs need both 12V and 5V and since I don't want to connect two adapters to it I need to change the 12V that goes into the box to 5V. I've done some research and I think I got it figured out... I think a 78s05 condensator should do the trick. Side note: the disks need 0.9A and 0.72A on 5V (=1.62A). I've attached a picture where I show my idea.... any thoughts and most of all WOULD THIS WORK? Kind regards, Niels

Question by Niellles 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


DIY Wireless external Harddrive

Okay, so, I've been wanting to make my external hard drive wireless, so I can access it from anywhere in the house. My question is; what is the best way to go about this? I have two old computers standing in the attic, so I could use their parts to make some sort of time-capsule inspired thingy. Is this possible? Or is it much cheaper to just buy a real airport extreme or time capsule

Topic by Tinseltoy 10 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Can I use a 3.5" hardrive enclosure for 2.5" harddisks (SATA)?

Will it damage my harddrive if I use a 3.5" hardrive enclosure for 2.5" harddisks (SATA)? The connectors are the same...

Question by Fypsigon 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


how do i create a 12 volt (for an harddisk) on a notebook motherboard or something of it?

Im building a media pc of an old laptop but i need a 12 volt for the hard drive can someone maby help me

Question by darknessneo 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Time Machine read failure?

Hey all- back again. my time machine is giving me grief again for an unknown reason. I got my drive (seagate replica 2tb) about a month ago, and it has worked great until now. I split the drive (not a partition) into 2 parts, one for my itunes library, and one for my backups (this was about 1.5 weeks ago). Last time I checked it (3 days ago) it worked fine. I accidentally left my computer on while we were gone for a few days- and now that I have come back my backups fail. It says that my drive is read only now. I have checked and it says my last backup was they 25th at 12:08 AM, so its been about 24 hours since the last backup. I try to repair the drive in disk utility but it fails and tells me to restore the drive. I can access all my itunes data on the volume on the same drive, but my backups wont work. Anyone know how to fix this?

Question by astroboy907 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Can you use arduino as usb client?

I was wondering is it possible to use arduino as a usb client? For example i have made backups of my wii games, and use arduino to make a connection from my wii to my pc and use the arduino as a virtual harddisk that is mapped to a folder. Or to use the pc or laptop as a usb harddisk.??

Question by Delixons 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


What can you make from old desktop (without harddisk)

Hi I have so many desktops that are no longer used.  Hard drives are removed and these machines are just laying in our storage. What can I create using the parts found inside the machines? Any creative ideas? Thank you

Topic by peprat123 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


is there a way to install windows 8 on an external hdd? Answered

I want to try out windows 8 but I don't have enough disk-space on my laptop to install it. So I want to install it on an external harddisk(USB) but those mean people from microsoft won't allow me to: when I try to install windows 8 in windows from "sources/install.exe" I get an notification that I can't install windows 8 on a usb device. Does anyone know whether this notification is bypassable or not? Thanks in advance

Question by selujtje 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


how do i fix my xbox?

Huys can anyone plz help me without my xbox im screwed. here r my problems 1 i did the hotswap succesfly and backed the c drive up like u said 2 Now i got a big problem. the installed installed ndure and on step 2 it wen t for a while but in 5min an error came up saying no space to copy file/harddisk is full 3 so i exited the installer i booted up my xbox and the blue X logo didnt come it was green but instead of going to the original dash it went to and uleash x dash without doing anything. 4 i checked for apps or games and there is nothing there options work. it says 0.00 mb free on C:  PLZZZZZZ Help me i dont want my xbox Screwed plzzzz my email: Yuvin111@hotmail.com plzzz help https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-softmod-your-xbox...for-FREE/step6/The-Art-of-HotSwapping/

Question by yuvinmw 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How to combine AT and ATX power supplies to power same system (motherboard)?

Hello,   I am struggling to upgrade a certain medical system . The device I have contains an old motherboard which powered by an AT power supply. My problem is that the power supply board (which supplies the AT power) has other functions, and there's no way to be replaced (by an ATX PSU). I already bought the motherboard: http://www.ibase.com.tw/2009/MB970.html , with INTEL core i5 CPU  Cry Cry. I can't risk my power supply board in attempting to operate the new parts (motherboard, CPU, 4 Gb RAM, CPU fan, SATA harddisk, and DVD), I believe it won't stand that kind of power consumption. I know you'll say this won't work at all -I know, but I was thinking about using voltage regulators to generate the 3.3 v rail from the same AT power lines. OMG I really need help about: How I can connect the AT and ATX power supplies to this motherboard (and to the other parts), ensuring that I am not risking my AT power board at all?. Another headache is that the AT power board has to work at the same time with the motherboard. And in order for the system to work the AT power board has to work (you know that a feedback circuit should be completed) that's why it should be connected to the motherboard.   This really became a challenge for me. I can't stop thinking, planning, and dreaming about it. If you have any idea or any experience about this, I would like and hope to hear from you...

Question by muhammad.shamut.7 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


How to upgrade an old PC to a simple media PC? Answered

I have a very old desktop about 7 years old and its in a very bad condition and can be barely used. It was a home computer before this and  now not many people use it anymore. So I would like to convert it to a media PC to attach it to my TV. I just want a simple media PC that I can watch streams and watch downloaded movies in good quality(Full HD) and just simple PC uses. So I was thinking of upgrading my old PC to a media PC by changing some parts like the graphic cards and all. Bare in mind this is my first time attempting to build a computer so im not very knowledgeable on it. However, I do know the basics of each components in the PC. These are the specs of my old pc ;- -AMD Athlon(tm) 64x3 Dual Core Processor 4200 + 2.2GHz -3.00 GB RAM -NVIDIA GeForce 7300LE -250GB HDD harddisk -32-bit Operating System When I opened up the PC it was in a bad condition and full of dust. When I took out the heat sink, the CPU was stuck to it so I think I damaged the pins of the CPU when I took it out.( But I wanted to change that anyway) By the looks of it there is barely anything I can salvage other than the case. I have attach some photos to show you the condition of it.  I would like to ask some help on some links or advice on is it possible to salvage anything(motherboard maybe) and what components should I be looking at for the uses I want it to carry out. I know a lot of people will suggest to just buy a brand new pre-builld desktop but I really want to try to build this for the experience so I can build a better PC next time in the future.  Thank you very much, Every answer is much appreciated.

Question by KhayhenS 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago