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Old 11-16-2009, 10:15 PM
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So this week my computer decided to drop my external hard drive, inculding the software for no reason.

Did I mention
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Old 11-17-2009, 09:04 AM
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Did you try unplugging it and plugging it back it? Did you try pounding on the keyboard with both fists? Swearing loudly while shaking the monitor?
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Old 11-17-2009, 09:49 AM
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LOL we were laughing at a co-worker the other day. We heard him hitting his mouse on his desk and grumbling. It is a wireless optical mouse so we asked him if his batterys were dead. They were. I bet if he had kept hitting it on the desk it would have eventually recharged those batteries.
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Old 11-17-2009, 12:50 PM
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Did you try unplugging it and plugging it back it? Did you try pounding on the keyboard with both fists? Swearing loudly while shaking the monitor?
Yep, tested a few other USB ports with no luck. Have not tried the others though. was meesing with it the other night, got fed up, so I distracted my self with the Ham practice test and a from Dixons.

Going to re-upload the software this week.....
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Before you ditch it, I'd pull it apart. It has to be a SATA drive underneath it. And I'm guessing they just built a chassis and dropped one of their standard drives in that chassis. What I'm getting at is the problem is probably power, unless you can hear and feel it spinning. If you can pull the drive, cable it, and power it on a regular desktop, you can get your data off it.
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Old 11-18-2009, 10:51 AM
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FWIW, computers *can* be fixed.

I am rather proud of myself. Our AOC flatscreen we've had for 3 years or so, went dark. Got another flat panel and struggled to get the new digital video card working. No joy. Called Dell support and they and I went through troubleshooting... it wasn't the card. There are only so many links in the chain, so the motherboard was suspect, but needed to rule out the monitor.

Being short of time and long of chores, it was a while before I addressed it by finding a second monitor to test. Lo and behold, some fella on the other end of a Google search had an AOC monitor go dark on him. He stumbled into a fix by replacing the power supply capzapitors (without him really knowing what they were or how they worked... he just noticed they were a bit swollen).

Darned if I didn't find some slightly pregnant electrolytic capacitors. A trip to Radio Shack later, replaced them, put the thing back together... and voila! Let there be (back)light.

Now I had a monitor to test with. Called Dell back up, went through the routine, and I now have a reconditioned motherboard sitting in a box at home crying to be put into a computer. Free. Gratis. The used computer had some gold support left on it.

Then I will have two monitors too. My wife doesn't see the sense of it, but I give her two days before she can't live without it.

Computers... 4Runners... all pretty much the same.
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Before you ditch it, I'd pull it apart. It has to be a SATA drive underneath it. And I'm guessing they just built a chassis and dropped one of their standard drives in that chassis. What I'm getting at is the problem is probably power, unless you can hear and feel it spinning. If you can pull the drive, cable it, and power it on a regular desktop, you can get your data off it.
The drive itself is fine and continues to work. It's the main computer that dropped the software for some reason, has done this to other USB devices I have plugged in. Just a matter of re-uploading the Free Agent software, something i'll do tonight.
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