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SimpleTech Pininfarina external HD stopped working

Posted on 2009-05-04
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I have a SimpleTechPininfarina external HD that will no longer be recognized by Windows. It is possible that the drive is not powering up correctly also. Any ideas will be appreciated!
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WOW - found this and "resetting" the drive by banging it into my hand worked!
"Here is a suggestion on what you can try to get the drive working again. Sometimes over a period of time the vibrations in the case cause the drive to loose its connection with the controller board. With the drive off remove both the power and USB cables from the back of the drive. Now hold the drive in one hand with the pointy end facing up. Now give the base of the drive (the end the cables plug into) a firm tap in the palm of your hand. Now set the drive down plug in the cables and turn it on. If it still does not come up you can repeat this process. If it still does not come up and you need to recover data  the only other option is to remove the four screws on the bottom of the case (two under the silver tape) to physically check the connections."
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