External hard drive keeps disconnecting

  anniesboy68 16:33 14 Dec 2013
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I am using a spare laptop hard drive encased in a IT-CEO case and connected to my Win 8.1 laptop and it is used for backup purposes. The problem is that it keeps disconnecting and re connecting at times. Any ideas, please

  rdave13 18:41 15 Dec 2013

As it's not externally powered it could be that the laptop can't supply sufficient power via USB unless laptop is connected to the mains.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:19 16 Dec 2013

Try it in a different usb port or use a powered hub.

  anniesboy68 14:53 18 Dec 2013

FruitBat Yes thanks. You are probably right, it's only powered by a second usb cable. Never thought of that. Yes have tried different usb ports. Sorry for late response. Anniesboy

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