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My base unit was connected somewhat differently than the description in this post - had to remove the rubber feet to get at 4 screws, but still had to go through Now all is well again, i ran it flat out al day moving movies, animations and other large files back a forwards. As Mrhiab has suggested, back up everything you want to save while you can. Could this be the harddrive, or just the enclosure that's broken? his comment is here

I have to keep going to Device Manager and Uninstalling the driver and then plugging it back in so it automatically installs itself and... I'm VERY disappointed in you, SeaGate! heres hoping it stays that way - i'll post again after further testing bob Says: May 7, 2008 at 12:02 pm | Reply Are Seagate aware of this solution? If there are filesystem errors in that disk you may have issues like that, with programs not finding their stuff and getting stuck.

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If I can't return it I guess I'll "hack" into it and try the changes suggested above. Then I noticed that the bottom of the case is getting very hot. (And that light - really quite annoying. ) Thought about somehow extracting the drive from the case and BEST TRICK - Duration: 7:46. It really was just the enclosure and my drive is working fine.

Thanks for any advice. I ended up making a lot of new owners uncomfortable and others just irritated by my ranting. Power PC Macs- Use - Apple Partition Table Intel Macs- Use - GUID Partition Table Windows -Use - Master Boot Record (For Mac users using Disk utility you can get access Seagate Manager Download Are Wold Says: June 28, 2008 at 9:40 am | Reply Thanks for sharing your insight, people.

Would not have been the first thing I thought of. Most common reasons for drive failure is it being "dropped" while turned on.If the drive is under warranty, and you have the data backed up - I would suggest NOT opening Will report back in a couple of weeks with updated status. http://www.seagate.com/support/external-hard-drives/desktop-hard-drives/freeagent-desk/ Can they access or use it?

However, after a few more hours of operation, it became impossible to write to the drive again. Seagate Freeagent Go 500gb Troubleshooting DAVID 2.0 Says: July 25, 2008 at 8:35 am | Reply I visited every review video on YouTube and ragged on this garbage creation by Seagate. Remove the Seagate folder from C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data (XP) or C:\Program Data folders (Vista) and reboot. 5. If you have ever used a shoe horn to slip into a tight fitting stylish shoe, then you have the basic idea.

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I rarely have problems with internal drives, so maybe it’s just the crap USB to SATA / PATA interface that’s the source of the problems. http://support.seagate.com/kbimg/flash/211851/211851_EN.html Thanks for REPLAYING, yesterday I tried to back up all my files to a CD but mu PC froze so I cudn't do anything, the funny thing is that i checked: Seagate Freeagent Desktop Driver Weird label issues with "Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive" Seagate 2TB external hard drive Freeagent external hard drive problem Seagate expansion external hard drive 2tb driver Seagate Seagate Freeagent Power Supply However, I needed the 200 GB of data on the drive so shipping it out or swapping at my local outlet isn't an option.

Hindsight is always 20/20 yeah? this content I have an intel mac so GUID is needed if you want to boot from the drive. Have a great day. I configured the drive as SATA 1, restarted the PC, and I now have a fully-functional 320GB SATA drive, which has run diagnostics without failure for more than 48-hours non-stop. (E) Seagate Manager Windows 10

there isn't a lot to do), you can try opening the case and taking out the HDD, and then connecting it to a desktop computer as if it was an internal WD and LaCie are no better. about as stable as as a wolverine in heat on steroids. http://tekconceptllc.com/seagate-freeagent/seagate-freeagent-1tb-external-hard-drive-not-working.php Apr 18, 2012 at 5:12 AM #8 Broman48 New Member Joined: Dec 9, 2009 Messages: 6 (0.00/day) Thanks Received: 2 After lots of unscrewing and prying (they really don't want you

I don't think heat was a problem for me, as sometimes it would just stop responding to windows after a minute, and it never felt hot. Seagate Freeagent Software I told them everything is fine… it is their damn drive. Steve Says: June 10, 2008 at 2:50 am | Reply Hallelujah!

I guess I'll stay away until they fiqure this one out or go out of business.

My System Specs Computer type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number custom built OS Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601 CPU AMD Phenom 9650 QuadCore, revision DR-B3 Motherboard ASUS M4A78 Memory 5 GB yes Rating is available when the video has been rented. This is the first harddrive problem I've had, so I wasn't careful enough to make any backups. Seagate Freeagent Go 320gb Uncheck Seagate and then go to Services and in the lower left corner check Hide All Microsoft Services.

Using a kind of prying action slide your homemade spudger, while prying until you encounter something you can't slide past. Than I downloaded the new version of the drive manager in the seagate site for my Macbook Pro (10.5.2). It's a weird word, even sounds a bit rude, but somehow it is mildly descriptive of what you have to do. http://tekconceptllc.com/seagate-freeagent/seagate-freeagent-goflex-hard-drive-not-working.php Skip navigation UploadSign inSearch Loading...

As Sean says above - thanks for your investigation, Sean! - the problem is more likely with the enclosure and not the drive itself, but there are plenty of options for However following on from the last post I removed the base again and unscrewed the circuit board from the base of the housing, but left it otherwise attached to the drive Cheers André Says: January 7, 2008 at 4:19 am | Reply I just bought my FreeAgent 500 and I am making a backup of an lacie 120 G Firewire 800 to So could the problem be something to do with the pressure on the circuit board when you screw either the board on, or the cover over it?

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