Verbatim External Hard drive JH9317 beeping, not recognised

May 6, 2012 at 07:14:43
Specs: Windows 7
I have a Verbatim External Hard drive JH9317, i have only used it for about 3 months after i bought it 2 years ago. it stopped working and so i left it.
When i plug the power and usb in and then turn it on, it starts up with the sound of something spinning and getting ready to turn on... then it stops and starts beeping, every 2 seconds and the computer or laptop doesnt pick it up at all.
I desperately want to get my sons baby photos back.... is it fixable? and can i fix it myself?

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May 6, 2012 at 07:21:53
The drive itself might be failing, or it may not be getting enough power. Try a different USB port. If you're connecting to a desktop, plug into one of the rear USB ports on the motherboard, not a USB port on the front of the case. If that doesn't help, try running a diagnostics program to check the condition of the drive.

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May 6, 2012 at 07:22:32
The only other thing you might try is to boot the machine with a Linux Live CD but you have to know Linux commands in order to mount the drive.

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May 6, 2012 at 07:39:20
how do i run a diagnostic when the computer wont notice its plugged in?
im using a laptop these days
also im not great with technical jargon, so need basic instructions

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