Older passport not spinning

July 4, 2016 at 17:41:47
Specs: Windows 10
just stopped working...light is on for power but does not blink to show its spinning and it is also not showing up to read on my laptop

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July 4, 2016 at 21:01:51
First thing would be to try the drive on another system and see if it shows up. If not, then the drive may have failed.

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

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July 5, 2016 at 02:34:42
Besides that it "may" have failed, it might be the usb connction itself. Try another cable first.

The actual port on the drive enclosure may have failed; they're frequently less than well soldered/attached to the motherboard, and thus a potential point of potential failure...

You mght find the drive is OK if removed from its current enclosure and testing by connecting with a usb/sat adapter cable (eide/cable if the drive is that vintage). These cables are around on Amazon for not much cash.

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