Seagate Freeagent HD dead?!?!?

  Darthchaffinch 13:58 17 Jan 2009

I have all my photos and ripped CD's on my external SEagate freeagent 500Gb drive- hasbeen fine for over a year, but this morning it powered on for abour 30secs then the light went out. It wasn't even detected by my PC.

Any ideas please????????

  Pamy 14:01 17 Jan 2009

Download diagnostic software from their site and check it out

  Darthchaffinch 14:25 17 Jan 2009

thanks, the drive won't detect!! :(

  sunnystaines 14:27 17 Jan 2009

put in in another pc as a secondry driver and see if you can access it, leave in deep freeze first overnight this may give you short time access.

  Pamy 15:38 17 Jan 2009

the drive won't detect!! :( what do you mean?

you have access to the internet, Download the diagnostic software from their site boot up with it in the drive and see what it tells you

  Darthchaffinch 16:10 17 Jan 2009

I unplug the drive, wait, plug it back in then the lights come on and it wirs for ~30secs (without PC detecting it), then all lights go out! I can't use the Seatools software as the PC can't see the HD.

  Darthchaffinch 22:42 17 Jan 2009

Anyone know if I can use a generic power supply, or failing that how to rip out the hard drive unit and fit in some sort of cradle please?? Thanks

  MCE2K5 23:32 17 Jan 2009

How to open Seagate Freeagent 500GB Case click here

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