This drive worked at one time but now?? I would suggest you to try the steps mentioned below and check if it helps. Did this solve your problem? I have checked the Device Manager and it recognizes the USB connector as being attached to a mass storage device. This site in other languages x. I can hear the drive whirling, but no blue light.
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The fix was to rotate the drive by shaking it in your hand, like a can of spray paint. A common issue in the old days was ‘stiction’ where the hard drive would be stuck and would not spin-up.
SmartDisk FireLite – hard drive – 160 GB – USB 2.0
Am I hooped or is there a solution to get this drive read? I am having the same issue – wondering if you ever got it resolved.
You can follow the question or vote as helpful, but you cannot reply to this thread. I would suggest you to try the steps mentioned below and check if it helps. Tell us about your experience with our site. I can hear the drive whirling, but no blue light.
This drive worked at one time but now?? I haven’t used my Firelite in a 9 months.
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Vinod N Replied fireilte February 27, My Acer Nitro 5 is dead Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site. If the above step fails then check if the hard drive is detected in the disk management. My computer does not recognize my smart disk firelite 80gb usb external hard drive at all.
In most cases BOTH must be used, or the drive will not start spinning. How satisfied are you with this response? Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums–revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.
A common issue with external USB hard drives is that they do not get enough current to run, especially from the USB port on some laptops. Back to Hardware Forum 2 total posts Page 1 of 1. How satisfied are you with this reply? Please remember to be considerate of other members. Does this device have a secondary power connection? This conversation is currently closed to new comments. This would break the bearings free so that the drive would start. If you’re asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem.
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It worked great then but “My Computer” won’t recognize it as a drive now. This thread is locked. Firleite for any help George. I have the same question Do you get any error message while you connect the external hard disk?
This site in other languages x. Thanks for marking this as the answer.