External Hard Drive Problem

TripleTee's Avatar, Join Date: Aug 2009
Newbie Member
I bought this new hard drive so i could back up some files from my laptop and even though i was able to install the drive and USB. for some reason my laptop can't detect the hard drive.

it says USB 2.0
I know my usb is 1. something. could that be the reason?

what should I do?
Saket's Avatar
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Hehehe, the same problem with me....do this things and it will work.

First, DO NOT PLUG YOUR HD TO YOUR LAPPY.

Power up your HD....and wait for 1 min.

Now Plug it in It will work.
TripleTee's Avatar, Join Date: Aug 2009
Newbie Member
but Saket... my external hardrive does not require a seperate power supply... it's USB powered.
loluse's Avatar, Join Date: Jun 2010
Light Poster
look at the jumper