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how to open external HDD case

March 10, 2011 at 02:24:22
Specs: Macintosh
hello does anyone know how i can open the case of external hard drive fujitsu siemens storagebird 35ev840 ?
the problem i have is when i connect the hard drive the blue light will turn on but the hard drive it self doesnt do anything, i thought it might be a loos connection, thats why i want to open it , but i dont know how,,,,
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March 10, 2011 at 03:35:15
Can u feel the hdd platter spinning? If u have windows machine around connect it and check in disk management.

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March 10, 2011 at 12:23:25

The poster is running a mac. I don't know how to check on a mac.


Opening the enclosure will void your warranty. I wouldn't recommend doing it.

Did the drive previously work on that same computer? New external drives may not be formatted. On a Windows machine, at least, the drive may not show in the normal places under those conditions.

If you have improperly removed the drive while it was still writing the MBR can get corrupted and the drive will not be readable. That doesn't mean the drive is broken.

I am moving this thread to the mac forum.

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