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external freecom 250gb problem

Discussion in 'Components' started by cactikid, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. cactikid

    cactikid VIP Member

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    went to hook up an old freecom hard drive to pc,it is not seen at all,it is powering up and spinning,changed usb lead and still the same,also tried on 2 different pcs,the 500gb gets picked up ok
    any ideas please.
     
  2. sinno

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    is it possible the drive has a letter you have already associated to another drive,that happened to me with a internal drive,i just ran easus partition master,it saw the drive and i changed its drive letter and voila it was seen,might be a completely different thing thou
     
  3. cactikid

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    using the usb port it should get detected so it cant see it,the 500 gets detected easily as i see the icon come up.
    strange thing got another 1tb external hard drive by iomega and plugged into a new sat box and i used the freecom lead and that was not seen also,i read the booklet and it said use the lead supplied so there must be a slight difference in them.used their lead and light flashed and was detected then:faint::happy:
     
  4. sinno

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    Glad your sorted anyway,still a strange one having to use the original lead,the only problem i have had has been using the wrong lead with 2.0
     
  5. cactikid

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    null modem cable and serial lead coming back to haunt me lol,did not know there was a difference:thumbsup:i will get the 250 checked and see whats up with it.
     
  6. sinno

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    Good god thats a blast from the past,i have just pulled out 6 of them cables from a box in a press under the computer,i still have kept them and the doorstoppers for which they were intended
     
  7. cactikid

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    plenty of other things may use the null modem cable so i wont throw any out hehehe,plenty of cables for what??bit like the odd sock in drawer syndrome,maybe should have labeled cables to use with that product:thumbsup:
     
  8. sinno

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    If you saw the amount of cables,atx's,dvd rom drives,wii drives,composite connectors,phone to pc connectors,car chargers for a multitude of devices,ethernet cables,power adaptors,sd and micro sd adaptors,usb reader and writers,sim devils and so on,whats worse is i still know what each one is for,i will be at this spring clean till tomorrow and its only in a space 1 and a half meters square
     
  9. cactikid

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    that tall is it,might do the same as a church fete is looming again more stuff to shift,recycle where possible and buy it back again next year:whacko:ROFL