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Hi
I really need your help guys. I have Samsung external HDD (Model: HN-M750XBB) that I have used for a year or something and today when I connected to my PC it worked fine but now when I connect it to my PC it starts to spinn but dosn't show up. I have tried different PC's, different USB cables and nothing works, it just spinns like it should but dosnt get detected. I took of it's case and unfortunately it dosn't have SATA connector it only has usb connector. Any ideas how could I get it working or how to get my data back?


Sorry for my poor english and I hope you will be able to help.
 
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If you open up the external enclosure its got to be either SATA or IDE, one of those you should be able to place into a different enclosure - my guess is that the enclosure USB port died, pretty common.
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If you open up the external enclosure its got to be either SATA or IDE, one of those you should be able to place into a different enclosure - my guess is that the enclosure USB port died, pretty common.

Yeah, it should be that way but Samsung's hdd pcb has only usb, there is no SATA or IDE, that's the odd thing.
Is there anyway that I can get my files back? I mean HDD is spinning, so it's no dead. I really really need to get to my HDD. :/
 
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If you open up the external enclosure its got to be either SATA or IDE, one of those you should be able to place into a different enclosure - my guess is that the enclosure USB port died, pretty common.

Yeah, it should be that way but Samsung's hdd pcb has only usb, there is no SATA or IDE, that's the odd thing.
Is there anyway that I can get my files back? I mean HDD is spinning, so it's no dead. I really really need to get to my HDD. :/
Oh, yuck! Someone posted pictures of one of those, a while back. USB-only drives are difficult to recover stuff from. They're not common, so even doing a PCB swap is probably out of the question... mad.gif
     
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Oh, yuck! Someone posted pictures of one of those, a while back. USB-only drives are difficult to recover stuff from. They're not common, so even doing a PCB swap is probably out of the question... mad.gif

I had there a lot of useful data but I guess it's gone now. I just don't understand why would it happen. I mean I was using it just few hours before and it was ok and suddenly it just dies.
 
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Oh, yuck! Someone posted pictures of one of those, a while back. USB-only drives are difficult to recover stuff from. They're not common, so even doing a PCB swap is probably out of the question... mad.gif

I had there a lot of useful data but I guess it's gone now. I just don't understand why would it happen. I mean I was using it just few hours before and it was ok and suddenly it just dies.

Well, I don't know what the problem is, but there's lots of things you can try. If you have no plan to professionally recover any of the data (too expensive), you could try the freezer trick. (Google it) It seems to have about a 1/20 chance of working, so I suspect it only helps on specific problems, and is unlikely to help on yours. Still, you can at least say you tried something. tongue.gif

Before doing that, try to access it from a Linux LiveCD like PartedMagic.

http://partedmagic.com/doku.php?id=start
     
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