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Dre-Day

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Re: Computer Help!
« Reply #60 on: December 18, 2009, 06:40:15 AM »
Ok uninstalled it, disconnected it.
Now it's reinstalling after I reconnected it.

Device Driver Software Was Not Succesfully Installed

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Also I think I should've mentioned that he power cable is a bit broken. The thing that goes into the harddisk has one of the 4 steel pins broken off.
i see.

yeah that must be causing the issue then  :laugh: ;)

you can't remove that cable from the adapter right?

if not, then you need to replace the adapter.
as you probably understand, you can't just replace it with a random adapter.
so i wouldn't experiment.

i wouldn't say that i'm an adapter expert, but i do know that you don't have to buy an adapter from the same manufacturer as the one from your external hard disk.

information located on the adapter, that are essential:

AC Input
DC Output

also, your new adapter needs to have the same connector as your old one ( 4-pin).
not sure if this connector has a special name, i may need to do some searching, to help you find the right adapter.


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Re: Computer Help!
« Reply #61 on: December 18, 2009, 06:45:25 AM »
^It did work for like 2 years without it =/
 

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Re: Computer Help!
« Reply #62 on: December 18, 2009, 07:15:43 AM »
^It did work for like 2 years without it =/
you mean despite the fact that the pin was broken that long?

well i don't have an explanation for that :laugh:
Electronics don't make sense sometimes.

it's just that, at this point we don't know if your files are still intact.
but we do know that there are two possibilities left: the drive is unrepairable, or the powercable is not functioning properly anymore (despite the fact that the drive power light is on)

we could search the internet for "troubleshooting external hard drive"

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Re: Computer Help!
« Reply #63 on: December 18, 2009, 07:53:25 AM »
Files are probally intact.

WHen I got this laptop I used the harddisk to get all my files back, When My laptop broke it wouldn't connect anymore to my laptop.
Then I had to use my dad's computer for a while where he did work untill my dad pulled out the cable (Ironically the same day I got my ipod back =/). Since I needed music on my ipod I decided to connect it to my old computer, here it worked again (probally still works).

Now that I got my laptop back I still can't connect it.
 

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Re: Computer Help!
« Reply #64 on: December 18, 2009, 12:39:31 PM »
Files are probally intact.

WHen I got this laptop I used the harddisk to get all my files back, When My laptop broke it wouldn't connect anymore to my laptop.
Then I had to use my dad's computer for a while where he did work untill my dad pulled out the cable (Ironically the same day I got my ipod back =/). Since I needed music on my ipod I decided to connect it to my old computer, here it worked again (probally still works).

Now that I got my laptop back I still can't connect it.
ok, let me get this straight: you successfully connected your ipod to your old computer,
you're not talking about the external harddrive right?

after all you wrote:


^yes on multiple computers even.

Even a different usb-harddisc cable.

It stopped working after I pulled the calbe out when on I belief.

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Re: Computer Help!
« Reply #65 on: December 18, 2009, 02:20:40 PM »
^nope harddrive.

My (old) ipod not connecting was a diffferent problem
 

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Re: Computer Help!
« Reply #66 on: December 20, 2009, 01:51:01 AM »
^nope harddrive.

My (old) ipod not connecting was a diffferent problem
ok, so let me get this straight, you can use your external drive when you connect it to your old computer?

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Re: Computer Help!
« Reply #67 on: December 20, 2009, 03:54:22 AM »
^nope harddrive.

My (old) ipod not connecting was a diffferent problem
ok, so let me get this straight, you can use your external drive when you connect it to your old computer?
yes
 

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Re: Computer Help!
« Reply #68 on: December 21, 2009, 12:22:44 PM »
^nope harddrive.

My (old) ipod not connecting was a diffferent problem
ok, so let me get this straight, you can use your external drive when you connect it to your old computer?
yes
in that case, i misunderstood you before.

i'm glad the connector isn't a problem then  :)
do you have any other USB devices?

if so, do they work properly when you connect them to your laptop?

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Re: Computer Help!
« Reply #69 on: December 21, 2009, 12:43:03 PM »
^nope harddrive.

My (old) ipod not connecting was a diffferent problem
ok, so let me get this straight, you can use your external drive when you connect it to your old computer?
yes
in that case, i misunderstood you before.

i'm glad the connector isn't a problem then  :)
do you have any other USB devices?

if so, do they work properly when you connect them to your laptop?

Yes, My Ipod & My Mouse, both work perfectly.
 

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Re: Computer Help!
« Reply #70 on: December 22, 2009, 08:44:03 AM »
^nope harddrive.

My (old) ipod not connecting was a diffferent problem
ok, so let me get this straight, you can use your external drive when you connect it to your old computer?
yes
in that case, i misunderstood you before.

i'm glad the connector isn't a problem then  :)
do you have any other USB devices?

if so, do they work properly when you connect them to your laptop?

Yes, My Ipod & My Mouse, both work perfectly.
strange.

could you go back to device manager again & look under 'universal serial bus controllers'?
i'd like to know if you see any other exclamation marks (no need to connect the drive)


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Re: Computer Help!
« Reply #71 on: September 16, 2010, 10:44:39 AM »
Me again. This time, the monitor went dead. I have several sources for monitor (tv ect) and they work except for the computer one. Any suggestions ?
 

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Re: Computer Help!
« Reply #72 on: September 16, 2010, 11:04:55 AM »
Me again. This time, the monitor went dead. I have several sources for monitor (tv ect) and they work except for the computer one. Any suggestions ?

Pretty sure that just means you need a new one. Sorry.

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Re: Computer Help!
« Reply #73 on: September 16, 2010, 11:19:00 AM »
Nah I don't think it's dead because like I said other sources work so the monitor itself works. I'm thinking it has something to do with a graphic card again ?
 

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Re: Computer Help!
« Reply #74 on: September 16, 2010, 12:18:16 PM »
Nm, it works one. Looks like there was too much dust involved.