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My External HD Is Acknowledged In Disk Management, but It won't work!

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OH Smeg

If you did I would suggest trying it in another USB Port or try another Lead. If it has a Y Cable you need to plug both of the USB Plugs into the Computer.

The Y lead has a Power Plug and a Power & Data Plug and if the computer is a NoteBook them most likely the HDD doesn't have enough Power to actually run the drive properly. If there is no Y lead involved but you have a External Power Supply I would suggest trying the External Power Supply in another Socket. It's not unknown for Plug Boards to have individual sockets fail.

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