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If the above step fails then check if the hard drive is detected in the disk management. I have the same question Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site.
Did you make any changes to the computer before the issue occurred? I haven’t used my Firelite in a 9 months. I have checked the Device Manager and it recognizes the USB connector as being attached to a mass storage device.
Thanks for any help George. Vinod N Replied on February 27, Plug it in and nothing, the blue light is on on the drive. Am I hooped or is there a solution to get this drive read?
I would suggest you to try the steps mentioned below and check if it helps. This would break the bearings free so that the drive would start. Please remember to be considerate of other members.
My Flrelite Nitro 5 is dead I am having the same issue – wondering if you ever got it resolved. My computer does not recognize my smart disk firelite 80gb usb external hard drive at all. This drive worked at one time but now?? Try to run the Fixit tool from the link below.
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Does this device have a secondary power connection? Therefore, they often include either a ‘double headed’ USB cable, or a USB cable that goes into a separate barrel-connector on the drive. A common issue in the old days was ‘stiction’ where the hard drive would be stuck and would not spin-up. You can help protect yourself from scammers by verifying that the contact fifelite a Microsoft Agent or Microsoft Employee and that the phone number is an official Microsoft global customer service figelite.
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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. It worked great then but “My Computer” won’t recognize it as a drive now. Track this discussion and email me when there are updates.
I have a Dell laptop using Windows XP.
SmartDisk FireLite – hard drive – 160 GB – USB 2.0
In most cases BOTH must be used, or the drive will not start spinning. The fix was to rotate the drive by shaking it in your hand, like a can of spray paint.
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