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Iomega HDD 120GB USB/Firewire Help!

By Chevelle
Nov 14, 2004
  1. Hi All,

    Got a problem with my Iomega HDD120 GB Drive, it just clicks and clicks
    as soon as I connect it to the USB2.0, sounds kinda like it's stuck.
    It has done this before but when that happened I just rebooted
    with it still attached and the clicking stopped and worked fine.
    Now it seems like it's dead completely WinXP does not even recognize
    it anymore, I have tried it on another system as well as another power-supply
    and USB cable, also tried it with Firewire, went to Iomega's site but not
    really much help there, since they were kind enough to close their user to user forum, pretty smart since they do avoid any negative publicity.
    The drive is still under warranty, and opening it up will probably void the warranty. Since I got about 100GB of good stuff on there I really feel frustrated.
    Is there any way to force WinXP to recognize the drive?

    Is there anybody who had similar problems with
    their drive and is there any solution???

    Chevelle
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    It sounds like your hdd is dead I`m sorry but I don`t think you have any choice but to take it back.

    I wish I could suggest something else but unfortunately I can`t.

    Regards Howard :unch:
     
  3. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

    Try hooking it up to another PC.
    Check the top-sticky for checkup/repair programs for your HD.
    Check www.dposoft.com for HDD-Regenerator, if you can get onto that HD.

    If you get access elsewhere, copy the data onto that PC, then wipe it (if possible) and bring it back to the shop.
     
  4. Chevelle

    Chevelle TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you guys, I will try the software if possible, unfortunately one
    feels so damn helpless since neither BIOS or XP recognizes it, would
    probably be easier with a regular IDE...that's what I will buy next time...

    Chevelle,
     
  5. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

    Which reminds me, if you can open it up without breaking any seals or voiding the warranty, take the HD out and attach it to your IDE-cable. Make sure you change the master/slave jumper if necessary.
     
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