Usb external Hard Disk incorrectly powered

rey - May 11, 2010 at 08:30 PM
 Blocked Profile - May 12, 2010 at 05:18 AM
I have a Philip usb external hard disk ( the inside hard disk is Seagate barracuda 7200.11 750 gb) I accidentally connected the power cord going to the power jack in the wrong way and I smelt something inside burnt - when i tried to powered it again the correct way, it normally give the blue power-on light but the computer recognizes it as a "usb device and asking for the software - I know this is unusual 'coz before the computer will automatically recognize it as an external drive and assign a drive letter. Anybody knows if this HD can still be repaired or at least recovered the data. Please Help. thank you for any reply.


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Blocked Profile
May 12, 2010 at 05:18 AM
Hi there,

Its only the enclose inside which is damaged ,remove the hard drive from it and purchase a new external enclosure and fit the hard disk in it and use.