26th March 2010, 22:25 #1
Iomega External HDD problem!
I recently bought this;
Iomega Prestige Portable Hard Drive - Hard drive - 320: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo
Everything seemed fine until a few days ago, it's started beeping every so oftern when I plug it in! It does not do it all the time, but when it does, it's not being recognised by Windows, it's not a problem with Windows as I've tried it on XP and 7, it's not a USB problem as I've tried it in several different ports and on a different machine, it's not a cable problem as I've tried it on several different ones.
Is it something simple that I've overlooked or is it terminal and I need to ship it back to Amazon?
26th March 2010, 23:48 #2
hello, this seems that HDD may have internal loose connection or damage most probably happens if it is fallen from some good height.
if any of the such thing happens, you better contact the Iomega technical support for a solution, better don't tell them that it is fallen one .
or check this guide from HP regarding USB device not recognized guide.
Last edited by nitinagarwal1988; 26th March 2010 at 23:51.
27th March 2010, 21:01 #3
Thanx for that nitinagarwal1988, after I got it, it has not been in ANY sort of falling situation, what happened in the post before I got it could be another matter!
I think I'll just transfer everything off it, format it and see if Amazon will refund me the price, 'cause I sure as hell don't want another one of these after this, a couple of weeks and it's gone FUBAR!