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Offline jww41005

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External HDD failure
« on: August 23, 2014, 12:55 »
Hello Pals

A Toshiba external HDD that I have has stopped working.
I believe the circuit inside has failed, the disk is still spinning, no strange noises, I have tried another cable and I have tried it on two other laptops.

It appears on 'disk manager'. I can't assign a letter and it can't be started.

I happen to have a 'carrier', I think that's what it's called, which successfully used a HDD from an old laptop.

My question is, will the drive in the Toshiba work on the carrier?

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Offline Simon

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Re: External HDD failure
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2014, 13:09 »
My guess is, the only way to find out is to try it.  :)
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Offline jww41005

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Re: External HDD failure
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2014, 14:48 »
Thanks Simon

I did it, and it works.
I saved my 1TB drive ;D
It looks like it was the little circuit board connected to the drive. That was just a push fit and came off easily.
I then connected the circuit that came with the carrier.
The carrier cost about six quid three years ago.

I've read a few articles and seen some videos basically saying 'bin it'.
I've proved them wrong.

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Re: External HDD failure
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2014, 17:53 »
See, I was right!  :laugh:
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Re: External HDD failure
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2014, 20:22 »
 o:)  ;D
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