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external 2.5": HDD .
yes and no. (no means PnP is magic)
but no PC stated, and posted to computers not TV nor Cell phones.
so in windows world of PCs we have internet working first
and then plug and play can actually work.(function).
then on your unstated PC try all USB ports, some crummy old laptops have only 100mA of current on USB ports and fail to run the motor with weak power like that.
NO PC stated. see?
The next thing I do with USB connected, is listen to side of case for the motor inside to spin, if silent that means the USB port is dead. (or drive is dead but I test the drive on other PCs so know it is not dead.)
ok it spins.
then disk manager is next, go there, and give it a drive letter.
if not done this step , explorer can't see the drive.
above manager can not see the drive, then use Device manager.
if missing there?, this external drive the USB port is dead or Microsoft does not support this drive or the drive is dead.
learn to test devices like this on 2 PCs to learn If it is good or not first. no lack of PCs on earth so have at it.
on Jul 03, 2019
When I plug in my
When you go to file explorer, and hit this PC the external device should show up. If the drive lost its formatting feature, you should see a notification that the drive needs formatting. If there is absolutely no values post on the computer screen regarding the external device attached to the USB port, then the DRIVE is bad and not communicating. Check the drive in some other device with a USB port, such as a smart TV.
on Feb 17, 2018
I connect the travel drive
If you are talking about an external drive, there could be several things to cause the problem: 1) cable plug could be loose at either end, 2) cable could have been bent too sharply causing wires inside to be damaged 3) USB plugs could be bad on computer.
I use a USB extension on my USB computer plugs to save wear and tear on the plug itself. 4) there could be loose connections inside the external drive 5) the drive or the electronics inside the box could be going bad. I usually figure on about 2 years on an external drive, then I replace it.
on Dec 22, 2017
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