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Simpletech 500 gb external hhd fell

Q: Simpletech 500 gb external hhd fell

I dropped my drive and when i tried plugging it it was not recognized at all (computer, disk mgnt etc). It powers on, however it makes a slight noise not clicking, more like buzzing or attempting to read, blue lights even turn on (pininfarina model). So after some advice i took it off the enclosure since one of the sides popped of slightly. Plugged it on same result nothing, same noise. I noticed if i unplugged the sata cable with the red,yellow,black cables it stopped making the noise. The other sata cable (red) seemed a little bent. So i plugged it on againg with that sata cable unplugged just with usb and i got " initio combo class.." My laptop is running windows xp and is the same one i installed the drive when i bought it. I also plugged it on another running vista and got a msg with "locate and install software for unknown device", it pops up on device manager with a yellow ? And as unknown device. Is my data lost? Can i recover it? Any help is much appreciated!!!

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A: Simpletech 500 gb external hhd fell

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OK. Both my 60 GB and 250 GB Simpletech external HD's were working yesterday. Now, I have a new Toshiba laptop (Win7 64 bit) and a new OS (10.5) on my Macmini. Neither computer shows them now! What is going on? I went to the website and saw a method for adding more power to the little one by using a mini USB to 2 regular sized USB adapter (I guess you would call it a USB Y adapter) that I recalled I had used (when I still had it) to make it (the 60GB one) work years ago. But, still the 250 GB should show because it has its own power source and an onoff button. I saw a lot of chatter online about this but still cant find the solution. My laptop says I have an IDE to bridge device and even makes me click on the icon to remove storage device. But the device is not in my directory tree! Why would my computer lie to me? I know computer's don't lie but in this case I think it is! LOL

If any body knows the quick fix on this I would be highly appreciated! I've already accidentally erased my applications folder because I had to use my little 2 GB jumpdrive that does work to move files. I ended up putting all my files on it 2 or 10 times to make what would have been one move with the SimpleTechs. Then I upgraded my MacOS and forgot I moved my app folder to the desktop. Then, when I selected erase and install it got rid of the applications!

Thank you very much! JasoRuni

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I have been using simpletech 500gb external hard drive for like a year or 2 with no problem till now. When i connect it to my laptop via usb port..The laptop does not recognize it anymore, the usb icon does not appear and the drive does not appear either. I have tried it on another laptop and it does the same..I have very important files still there and i want to retrieve it..Someone please help me..Thanks alot

A:SimpleTech 500 gig external harddrive trouble help

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Hello, im about to buy a Simpletech 160GB external hard drive, but i need to know two things, and excuse me for use this space, but im from a country were the stores may not necesarily try every product they sell, and the sellers are allowed to answer "It should..." instead of a yes/no or more detailed answer. So here it goes.

I wanted to know if this hard drive have any problem with XP, ive read that theres some problems with Dell desktops, and some XP HOME editions. So i dont really know if its just a configuration problem or something bigger.

And does it works like a USB memory? I mean, can I open my explorer and see all my files in the HardDrive and even manipulate them? Like from Folder A to Folder B for example, if both folders are in the same Hard Drive

Thanks for your help!!!

A:If you have a Simpletech external hard drive I need your help!!!

This is just a generic USB connected hard disk. It should work without any drivers for ME/2K/XP. Yes, it appears just like any other disk in My Computer, and you can manipulate files/folders just like any other hard disk. I can't imagine why XP-Home would have any issues with the drive. USB support is identical in XP-Pro and XP-Home, it uses the same software modules.

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We just purchased a new Dell PC for the office, to replace an older Dell XP machine. Not sure if it was the discontinuation of support for XP, but we started experiencing some big problems with the older computer very soon following.

Anyway, I am trying to transfer documents via a Simpletech 250GB external hdd from the older PC running XP, to this new PC running 7 Pro, and am experiencing some issues:

*(External HDD works perfectly fine on the old Dell XP PC.)*

-When I plug in the external HDD to the new PC, I get a message saying "USB device is not recognized". Followed by "Device Driver successfully installed" message.

-HDD Does not show up in My Computer

-In Device Manager, it does not show up under Disk Drives, but an Unknown Device shows up under USB Controllers.

-In Disk Management, it does not show up at all, and there are no un-designated disks.

I have tried using different USB ports, no change. I have tried uninstalling the Unknown Device from Device Management, no change. I have also tried to find a driver on the hitachi website, but can't find the right one for this older drive. The drive is supposed to be plug-n-play.

There have been many similar questions on various forums regarding this particular drive, and all my research has yet to yield any solution to this problem. It seems that there might not be a working driver for this drive for Win 7, even though its supposed to be a simple USB plug-n-play drive. Before I giv... Read more

A:Older Simpletech External HDD Not Recognized

Well; it is possible depending on how old the external drive is; that windows 7 may not support if it thew new pc is running 7. That may be why you cant get it to work.

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I have a 1TB SimpleTech external hard drive, which I have had for a few months, without any major problems. Just last night, my laptop (an Alienware with an XP OS) blue screened. The laptop came back up just fine, no problems. However, the hard drive which was attached at the time (though not in use at that very moment) has not.
My laptop recognizes that it is plugged in, claims it is working just fine. It says the same amount of space is being used as it was prior to this incident. However, going into the hard drive, all I see are a shadowed System Volume Information folder and a Recycler folder. The first inaccessible and the other empty. I can save anything new to the hard drive, however, the 652G of information is nowhere to be seen. None of my files can be found. Even taking the hard drive elsewhere does the same. Not changing the drive it's attached to. Not uninstalling and reinstalling software and doing everything except reformatting (which I am doing everything possible to not have to do as I don't want to lose the information). I have run scans on it and everything is clean. Even my computer which is a vile thing that is desperately trying to tempt me into hacking it up with a knife for lack of a gun to shoot it with.
If anyone. Anyone at all, has a suggestion as to what I can do to fix this poor thing, it would be greatly appreciated. As that is a terribly large amount of information to have to lose......
And hopefully I placed this in the right area. If ... Read more

A:SimpleTech External Hard Drive Mystery

I had a similar problem with the same drive except that in my case it suddenly just refused to be recognized on any computer; it would power up and then nothing.

I deleted all the usb devices from device manager and let them reinstall, then after various rebootings etc. it suddenly sprang back into life; not quite sure what fixed it in the end. Maybe it was the laying on of hands

In your situation I would strongly advise you not to write any (more) files to your drive; if any of your data is still intact you will probably be destroying it!

You should run some data recovery software on the drive; not sure what to recommend, try google.



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There is in regards to my SimpleTech portable hard drive and My new Dell Inspiron N7010 17R which has windows 7. It tells me that it can not recognize the device when I plug it into my USB port. It works great in my Dell Inspiron that has windows XP and my Lenovo at work that also runs windows XP. I have tried another laptop at my place of employment that has windows 7 on it and I get the same error message on that machine also. It has to be a conflict with the SimpleTech 250gb and Windows 7.
Your Help is very much appreciated!!

A:simpletech 250gb external hard drive & windows 7

Hi and welcome to TSF please try here to see if there is something at the support site for your drive to work with win 7 http://www.simpletech.com/support/support_downloads.php

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Hello, My WS external hard drive mini usb connector fell off.

Iv'e tried to weld It back to the usb adaptar on the external hard drive, but without succssess.
thus Iv'e totly dissconnected the usb adaptar from the hard drive and tried to connect It directly to the pcs motherboard via a SATA connection.
The Drive shows up on my computer as D: and seems to be empty...
From what Iv'e read from the web, WD drives could It be the encrypted, In that case how do I deal with It?
If you know somthing that might help, It'll be great.

Please help the info on this drive Is very important

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i just recieved and RMA External USB hard drive. last night, and every night before since i got the thing, it worked great. today i resume windows and look for the drive. it's not there. i replug in multiple ports. nothing. i then rebooted with it still plugged in. nothing. rebooted with it not plugged in and then plugged it in when se7en booted. nothing. the light on the drive is on, so it's pulling power from the computer. i checked disk manager, and it's not there, and there is not confirmation sound when it's plugged in, probably because it's not being recognized. lost here.

please and thanks.


A:simpletech 320 won't recognize.

ugh. unplugged the drive from the wall, and then plugged it back in. recognized immediately.


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I have had this Simpletech 1TB for over two years with no problem, but recently I have had problems with my PC and Laptop recognising the external drive. I have replaced with new leads. When I plug into the PC I do not get a popup box recognising the external drive. I have some data on here which is not stored anywhere else. Any ideas why not picking up the external drive.

A:Simpletech 1TB not working

It may simply be Windows failing to assign a drive letter to it, without which it cannot be displayed in Windows Explorer.
This can be remedied by assigning the drive letter manually:

Control Panal > Admin Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management

At bottom right of disk management console you'll see a series of horizontal ribbons (one for each drive).
Locate the ribbon that relates to your 1TB external drive, right-click it & choose "Change Drive Letter & Paths"
Click "Add"
Choose a drive-letter from the drop-down menu.
Click OK.

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I have been using a SimpleTech Hard Drive 750gb for 5-6 months now. It never had any probs until yesterday when i turned on my pc as usual and my hdd didnt show up in computer (btw i'm using win 7). it showed up on device manager and the disk management console but not as unallocated. it just showed that it was a healthy primary partition (i have 1 partition only). today it showed up on computer but when i tried to open it it didn't there wasn't any error message but it just woudnt open. i have a lot of important data on it(420gb) so formatting is not an option. is there any way how i can retore my hdd back to normal?
Pls. can any1 help me out??

A:SimpleTech HardDrive

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Im having problems with my external harddrive working on my dv2310 HP pavilion labtop. It works fine on my desktop but then when i plug it into my labtop sometimes it wont recognize it. Other times it will recognize it just fine but the error i get most of the time is saying that i must reformat this drive. I've looked up and down for some sort of driver or something for this device but i dont remember installing anything on my desktop to get it to work...is this just a vista problem?

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I have the Simpletech SimpleDrive Mini http://www.simpletech.com/commercial/simpledrive/simpledrive_mini.php)
and I've used it for a while, and it's worked great. I probably haven't tried to access it in a month or two, but the other day, when I tried, my computer shows that it's found new hardware, and shows its a disk drive, but when I go into My Computer to find it, it is not there. I don't want to take it to anyone, because this is what I've stored my personal banking info on, and numerous passwords, to keep them from falling into the hands of those that share this computer. Is there anything I can do?


A:Simpletech 4GB drive not accessible

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I have a 1TB SimpleTech by Fabrik external hard drive, bought around September 2009. My pc was rapidly running out of space, so I have bought the hard drive to store our photos, music, etc. I moved them over, and then deleted them from the computer... I should've backed up the files somewhere else but I didn't,.. and so many of my files were only located on this external hard drive.

A few days ago, I disconnected the drive from the laptop and when reconnected it again the drive start to spin and you can hear a click noise that stops after a few min, but the drive does not show up neither in disk management or in explorer in xp. After running the windows xp error check utility gave me only bad sectors, but no chance to see the files, even more a message came up that "the drive is not formatted, do u want to format now?"

After a few restart it isn't clicking or anything and is just making the regular sounds, the drive is spinning but is still not being recognized up at all ..

Is there anything what I can do or all my data gone?? Any help is greatly appreciated.

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I upgraded with a new Dell PC Desktop to windows 10 from Vista. I put a lot of my files on a SimpleTech Simpledrive Model 96300-47001-001 USB drive hoping that I could attach it to my new PC and transfer the files that way. Do any drivers for this hardware exist for windows 10? The old PC was having boot problems so I am hoping the drivers for 10 exist. If not I will have to boot the old PC one more time and copy off what I need. Any suggestions of finding a Windows 10 driver for this 400 GB external hard drive? I did the Google thing and of course came up with many people who want me to download their "manager". Not really fond of that.

A:Old SimpleTech Simpledrive Driver

For windows versions prior to Windows 10, Simpletech SimpleDrive is a "plug and play" device - you just plug it in and it just plays. A few years ago I bought two on different occasions, none came with a device driver disk - it doesn't need it, none existed anyhow.

When Windows 10 came along - you plug it in, it just doesn't play. You try different USB ports and different cables and different Windows 10 computers, it just doesn't play (doesn't work.) That's my experience. Don't know if Microsoft will fix this problem.

A "Plug and Play" device becomes a "Plug and Doesn't Play" device.

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Im running it on XP with simpletech simpledrive 2TB external drive.
*Ive been using it for past 2 years until I unplugged it and plug it on a laptop. I plugged it again on my XP and it doesnt show anymore.
*I replaced the new plug, usb cords - no luck
*Tried to reboot so many times. - no luck.
* Used different usb outlets - no luck.
* It has light on it( not blinking), no noise.
* Tried different laptop - it doesnt work.
* When I plug the usb in, it makes the USB sound but the icon not visible on my computer.
* A screenshot of disk management:

Really need your help. Im a family photographer and have ALL my image files stored here.
Thank you so much.

A:SimpleTech SimpleDrive - not recognizable

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I didn't Safely remove my external/portable drive and now i get an error message and my computer won't read my F Drive. I tried using different USB cables and also connecting it to another computer, but nothing worked. I also tried looking under my device manager and it doesn't read my drive either. I have all my pics saved in there so i really need to get them out any idea of what to do. I'm not a computer expert so please be very specific as to what to do.

Thanks in advanced..

A:My Simpletech USB Device Not Recognized

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Does anyone know where I can locate a driver for the SimpleTech hard drive called "SimpleDrive External"? It worked great on XP, but when I transferred to my new VISTA compunter, VISTA does not recognize the device when plugged into the USB 2.0. VISTA attempts to check the driver and says the correct driver is installed, but it still does not recognize the device as a hard drive when plugged in. Any tricks to make VISTA recognize it if the driver is not the problem? One person said the hard drive must be reformatted to "NTFP" but this would erase all the data on the hard drive. I don't want to do that... Thanks.


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My SimpleTech External Hard Drive actually mounts and can be seen on my PC.

But when I click on the icon to go into the drive I get an error message saying, " Not accessible, the file or directory is corrupt and unrecognizable."

Tech Guy please help me. I have Tons and I mean Tons of music on the drive and it will all be lost if I can't figure a way to recover it.

Any ideas?

A:SimpleTech Ext Hard Drive Corrupt

Remove the drive from the enclosure. Set the drive as master. unplug any optical drives you have and run it as a single drive on that IDE channel and see if you can access the data.

You could also set it as a slave and run it with the installed hard drive on the primary IDE channel but by running it as a single drive on the secondary IDE channel you avoid any potential conflicts.

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I have tried the transfer files program that is part of the "getting started" windows 7 in new laptop. I have tried to get the "transfer files program" on to my old xp computer. All my xp files are on the SimpleTech portable harddrive, but I can't read them from the windows 7 laptop. I've spent many hours trying to figure it out. The only thing I haven't tried is to get the proper cable and connect both laptop and old xp together, which might not work anyway. Any suggestions you may have is appreciated. I've searched the forums and don't seem to find the answer that speaks to me. Thanks.

A:Solved: xp info on SimpleTech to new 7 laptop

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I have a 4 GB simpeltech USB disk drive. When I connect it to a usb port it is recognized and works fine. When I disconnect it my PC always shuts down. Is there any way to avoid the shutdown?

A:unpluging simpletech 4GB USB drive causes shutdown

Give this a try, sometimes corrupted parameters in the registry will cause that. This will remove everything and allow Windows to rediscover the hardware when it reboots.

Create a file with NOTEPAD containing the following lines and save it as FIX.REG
-------------------------- cut after this line --------------------------------

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment]

-------------------------- cut before this line --------------------------------

Double click on FIX.REG and say yes to the Merge Into Registry question.

Unplug ALL USB devices.
Open Device Manager.
View, Show Hidden Devices.
Uninstall all devices under USB Controllers.
Uninstall all devices under Disk Drives that you know are not present.
Uninstall all devices under Storage Volumes. Say no to any reboot prompts until you are finished. Also, if a Storage Volume doesn't uninstall, ignore it and move to the next one.
If you have a yellow ? with unknown devices, uninstall all of the entries there as well.

When this is done, reboot TWICE.

Reconnect the USB devices and see if they're recognized properly.

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I just got a SimpleTech 250gb external hd to backup my computer system using WinXP home. I came with StorageSynch and an overwhelming 100 page instruction manual. No Quick Set UP!! Has anyone here used this product, if so, can I pick your brain please! I have seen a lot of post on Genie Backup manager, however, it seems to be offering the same type of backup for $79 with only one year of support. The most important part of this backup is to protect my photos. .Jpg's, Tiff,s, Crw,s without compression or retagging those files with propritrary fils extensions. Any comments??

A:SimpleTech backup software StorageSynch

SimpleTech? Obviously, the company name does not reflect the product. Truthfully, I never even heard of these people.

To backup data files like photos, ZIP's, etc., all you need is a copy program, try Windows Explorer. I presume that the drive appears in My Computer when you connect it, treat it just like any other disk.

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I have Simpletech 250 GB drive. It worked on Windows Vista but now I have an HP Pavilion with Windows 7 and I cannot access the hard drive. can anyone help me so I can access my Simpletech drive? thank you.

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Can some one help me? I am tring to get the external hard drive to reconize on the pc. It is a simpletech 500gb and the computer is a dell inspiron b130. It worked on XP but now that i upgraded to vista it wont work. I called simpletech and they told me that the USB ports must not be working. I know that this is wrong because it tries to install the drivers and it says that it cant find them. I tried the fix that was posted in the earlier threads and i could not uninstall the USB controlers. For some reason when i went to uninstall them they would reinstall. I dont know where to go from here and am getting frustrated. Any help would be great. Thanks!!

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Will my SimpleTech SimpleDrive 96300-40001-001 work on WIN7?

I've not used forever.

Just tried to hook up to PC tower and realized the USB cable is the small rectangle one, not the newer simmer USBs. New tower doesn't have that size plug in.

Worth getting a new cord to connect both? Thoughts?



A:Will my SimpleTech SimpleDrive 96300-40001-001 work on WIN7?

A USB cable has two ends. The end that plugs into the Drive is rectangle. The other end should be wider and flat (see attached) and plug into the computer.
Unless your External drive uses a Mini USB cable plugged into the drive. The other end should be standard USB (see attached 2nd photo)
The Windows OS shouldn't matter if it is Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 10

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Hi there

So I have a 250gb SimpleDrive external hard drive, bought around April 2008. I have a pretty old XP computer that was rapidly running out of space, so the hard drive was bought to move our photos, music, etc over. We moved them over, and then deleted them from our computer... We should've backed up the files somewhere else more regularly, but we didn't, and so many of our files were only located on this external hard drive.

A few days ago, I disconnected the drive from the computer and connected it to my new laptop in order to move some photos over to it. I then unplugged it and reconnected it to the desktop. I should've checked to make sure the files were all still intact on the drive but didn't. Today I used the internet for a bit and then left the computer on. My sister tried to access the drive, and all of the folders were there but none of the files were in them. An error message bubble in the corner then came up saying...

"Windows- Delayed Write Failure : Windows was unable to save all the data for the file F:\ $Mft. The data has been lost. This error may be caused by a failure of your computer hardware or network connection . Please try to save this data elsewhere."

I then restarted the computer, and the harddrive is not showing up at all in My Computer, both on my laptop and desktop... A few times it has shown up in the device manager, but I cant access it... It was also making a clicking sound... which I know is a bad sign. ... Read more

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Will my SimpleTech SimpleDrive 96300-40001-001 work on WIN7?

I've not used forever.

Just tried to hook up to PC tower and realized the USB cable is the small rectangle one, not the newer simmer USBs. New tower doesn't have that size plug in.

Worth getting a new cord to connect both? Thoughts?



A:Will my SimpleTech SimpleDrive 96300-40001-001 work on WIN7?

A USB cable has two ends. The end that plugs into the Drive is rectangle. The other end should be wider and flat (see attached) and plug into the computer.
Unless your External drive uses a Mini USB cable plugged into the drive. The other end should be standard USB (see attached 2nd photo)
The Windows OS shouldn't matter if it is Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 10

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I recently transported my external 1TB Simpletech drive to a friends house to transfer some .avi files.

When i returned home and re connected to my computer the drive wouldn't be detected "J: is not accessible. The File or directory is corrupted or unreadable.

I found a good recovery program. Power Data Recovery 4.1.1 it is fairly fast depending on the amount of data recovered. At least i can reformat and see if it happens again. If it does I will be taking it back

You can find the software on torrent sites if you don't want to pay for it

A:possible to recover data from simpletech hard drive that computer won't recognize

You can find the software on torrent sites if you don't want to pay for it Click to expand...

It is against forum rules to discuss torrents or P2P file sharing, sorry.

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Usually with most computers (or previous ones at least...) if the key fell off (not the white part, just the key), I was able to just press it down and pop it back on. This one won't stay on. Help?

A:Key fell off!

Do you mean the key number from the keyboard?

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I opened a video file I downloaded, and I was redirected to a website, and like a total idiot, I downloaded this exe file and I am 99% sure I have a virus now.

I am trying to run SpyBot Search and Destroy, but I get this error message...

"Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item."

I am the computer's administrator.
Not sure where I should go from here.
I did find several other threads on this topic, but they all seem to trail off and not offer any solutions to someone a reader that is just passing by.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you!

A:I can't believe I fell for this...

Please run this application them immediately run the othersIf you use Spybot's Teatimer function, it needs to be disabledPlease download Rkill by Grinler and save it to your desktop.Link 2Link 3Link 4Double-click on the Rkill desktop icon to run the tool.If using Vista, right-click on it and Run As Administrator.A black DOS box will briefly flash and then disappear. This is normal and indicates the tool ran successfully.If not, delete the file, then download and use the one provided in Link 2.If it does not work, repeat the process and attempt to use one of the remaining links until the tool runs.If the tool does not run from any of the links provided, please let me know.Do not reboot the computer or you will have to run it again===============================Some types of malware will disable Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and other security tools. If MBAM will not install, try renaming it first.Right-click on the mbam-setup.exe file file and rename it to mysetup.exe.Double-click on mysetup.exe to start the installation.If that did not work, then try renaming and changing the file extension. click this link if you do not see the file extensionRight-click on the mbam-setup.exe file, rename it to mysetup and change the .exe extension to .scr, .com, .pif, or .bat.Then double-click on mysetup.scr (or whatever extension you renamed it) to begin installation.If after installation, MBAM will not run, open the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware folder in Program Files.Right-click on mbam.ex... Read more

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Hello, I have lenovo y50-70 model (20378) and my left 'Ctrl' button has fallen off and I am looking to fix the situation. I have found a replacement part at http://www.replacementlaptopkeys.com/lenovo-y50-70-laptop-keyboard-keys-replacement/ and I am wondering if this is the correct part to fix the problem and which type of keyboard I have. Keyboard type is either 'IC51' or 'IC06' and I am not completely sure which part to get. Am I approaching the solution correctly? PIC of affected area included. Thank you.

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A:y50-70 keyboard key fell out, need fix

From comparing your picture and the picture on the website, I'd go with the IC51 if it were my purchase.

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I have a Pavilion 20" All-in-One computer. (Model: 20-b314) I put a cd in the drive and it closed as normal. When I went to play it the computer said "no disk". I opened the drive and it was gone....how do I get my cd back?

A:CD fell into computer

Hi JOVIL, sorry to hear that you are having issue with retrieving a  C.D. from the drive. I have looked into the issue for you. Is it computer still under warranty? If so, I would suggest that you contact HP Total Care at 1-800-474-6836 for warranty options.  If this number is outside your calling area, here is a link to the world wide sited so you can get support in your area.  http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-contact-us.html


Sorry for the inconvenience on this matter.


Thank you.

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I just got my computer - put my printer/scanner disk in and it disappeared.   So irritating.  Pretty basic function to have such an obvious flaw.  This computer is also noisy.   The fan runs and hums continuously.  HP all in one.
Now I have to take hours out of my day to find someone to get the disk out.  This is unacceptable.

A:CD fell into computer

@BoiseRE,I moved your inquiry, as you appended to a 3 yr old inquiry.Vertical CD/DVD slots do require that you snap the media into the holders.  No doing that allows the media to move within the tray, as you noted.  It is a human error.

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unfortunately the letter S got loose from the keyboard of my laptop. The plastic retainers came off with it and are still attached to the key pad. After some research on the internet and closer inspection i saw that the metal hooks for the plastic retainer seem twisted and therefore i was unable to reattach the key pad.
Any advice how to fix the problem? My fear is that i would have to exchange the whole keyboard?



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So I got the ICE virus holding my PC hostage. I went to the BleepingComputer ICE removal guide and follow up on all the instructions but everytime I finished step 9. After pressing "1", instead of the PC starting up normally, all it did was opened up the "Startup Repair" screen. I went on and back tracked and redid it all over again but it still happened. Is this just simply a human error caused by me or is it something else in the process? Any help is much appreciated.

A:I fell victim to ICE

Please follow the instructions in This Prep Guide starting at Step 6.
Once the requested logs are created, then make a New Topic and post it to the =>> Malware Removal Experts Area <== Not back here.Copy and Paste any logs created, (do not attach them unless requested) and include a brief description of your problem and what you have done to try to resolve them.

Please note that the area can get a bit busy, so you may need to wait a day or more for a reply.NOTE - If you cannot produce any of the logs, then please create the new topic anyway. Do not run more tools unless the experts request them.

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I bought a compac 6 months ago. It fell on the floor and won't start. Any ideas what could be wrong with it and what I need to do to get it to work.

Thanks in Advance.

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Unfortunately, my elderly parents fell for a scam today.

Evidently mom was reading some news story online and they got some pop up saying they had a lot of infections and the hard drive was going to be destroyed shortly and to call this specific 800 number.

So what do they do? They call the number. And then they type in some stuff per their instructions which gave these people access to their machine. My mother then had the idea to call me and ask me if this number was legitimate or not.

I told them to hang up the phone with these people and to pull the plug on the computer immediately. It took some convincing but they did it.

I?m totally not sure what to do now. These people never asked for any money, but they had full access to their machine. My mother couldn't tell me what they had her type in to give them access but she did say something about the rundll32.exe. That's the most information I could get out of either of them.

I think I have to assume the worst in that the bad guys have access to anything and everything that was on the computer, passwords, etc. Luckily they don?t do any online banking or anything of that sort. But isn't the entire machine now a security risk?

I think I also have to assume that they installed some sort of backdoor to re-give them access to the machine once they turn it back on again. I've told them not to turn on the machine for now.

I also wonder if the bad guys could somehow get access to their internet gatewa... Read more

A:fell for scam

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I tried turning off AVG Watchdog, and now my AVG has completely fell over. I can't stop it running to use 'system restore', in the same instance it doesn't seem to be running, as it keeps telling me that it is turned off. I have tried uninstalling it, but it keeps telling me that it can't.  Any help would be appreciated.

A:AVG 2015 fell over

Hi [email protected] If you cannot uninstall AVG via the Control Panel, I suggest you to use their uninstall tool to clean the installation and it's remnants. Download the version matching your AVG installation.AVG 32-bit: http://download.avg.com/filedir/util/support/avg_remover_stf_x86_2015_5501.exeAVG 64-bit: http://download.avg.com/filedir/util/support/avg_remover_stf_x64_2015_5501.exeAnd follow the steps under "C) In case the uninstallation fails, please use the AVG Remover tool".https://support.avg.com/supportArticleView?urlname=How-to-uninstall-AVG&l=en_US

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where does the main video card power supply cord plug into on an acer computer?


A:wire fell out

Probably different on every model. Is this an extra power supply connector beyond what the card gets through its slot?

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Hi  My laptop fell and needs attention. It is still under warranty so what can I do Thank you


Usually the warranty will not cover accidental damage. You do not give us the model number or anything to work with here. What happened and what is damaged?

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hi my laptop just fell, i turned it on and it gave me a good start up, a little later it went black and i had to turn it off, but i dont know what's going on can someone please help me?

A:My laptop fell

Did it turn back on?

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I bought this notebook last April and I've been using it for at least 4 hours every single day. I did found a black screw on my table early this morning then I turned my notebook upside down to see one screw missing. This does not affect the laptops's performance however it alarmed me. Yeah, it might have been unscrewed due to the laptop's vibration but this made me worry that my laptop might not last that long. I had not experienced this on my 5 year old laptop and I don't think it is normal. Just posted this to see if people encountered this problem too.

A:G50-80 one screw fell out

Dear rojun,
Welcome in lenovo community,
I'm sorry for what happened to your laptop, but i can say that it is not a common issue with the laptop,
My advice to you right now, is to send your laptop kindly to lenovo service center at your country for full check up, to make sure that we will not face this kind of problems again.
Kindly find the link below for more details,

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hi, lemme give you some background info first. I mod and repair xboxs, and i was fixing one with vid problems and it came out good. I installd a mod chp and it came out good but the hdd woodnt boot. i switched to my hdd and it booted. I looked at the IDE interface and a pin from the top row was missing. now i have a old unusable hdd and someone told me to take a pin from that one. put some solder on it, let it dry place it in where it was and heat t he pin til the solder melts. otherwise just replace it. currently i can acces files on the drive by ftping from the modchip menu

for anyone that confused, a hdd lost a ide pin and wont boot, i can acces files by ftping to it. I can solder pretty good and have a useless hdd with pins i can use.

any ideas?

A:Help, IDE interface, pin fell out

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About 30 minutes ago, my computer had a pretty hard fall off a 3-4 foot drop, it was a pretty loud crash. Immediately I tried to turn it on again, and it did a "disk check". After that it just sort of got frozen. So i turned it off, turned it back on, and everything seemed to be running normal, for about 10 minutes. Then it just turned off. I turned it back on, and i had even less time that time around, as eventually it turned off again. And it was making some sort of Clicking sound while it was on...

I have a panel on the bottom of the back of my computer, and im 95% sure there is a unplugged cord there that wasn't there before, I am thinking something got displaced or fell off in the crash, but i am not sure.

I unplugged it, and opened up the panel, but i know nothing about computers...I am waiting for my brother to get home to take a look at it. But for now. Does anyone know anything i can do or any help they can offer on what is going on?

The computer turns on, then will just turn off a few minutes later, without any warning.

And it doesn't turn off until a little after that.

IF it is my Cooling system, which might be the case, how can i confirm this?


EDIT: Nothing seems to be broken inside the Computer, but there are a few uplugged cords...
i turned it on with the panel open, and both fans seem to be working..

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A:My computer fell, need help

If you know what the CPU heatsink and fan look like and where they are located, I would check to see if they didn't get knocked loose. The fan electrical connector could still be connected and the running fan might be hitting something. The unplugged cords could be just unused power supply connectors.

If you aren't very familiar with the insides of the PC, I don't know if it would be a good idea to muck around inside since you could do more harm than good. An accurate diagnosis of what is wrong with the PC is very difficult to give from this side of the internet without seeing the insides ourselves.

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Hi     Has anyone else had CDs falling into their computer when uploading music or other things.This happened to me last month HP took the computer any took out the two CDs and sent it and the CDs back but it has happened yet again. I have spent hours trying to get on the chat line then a long time chatting with them previously but they dont seem to undersatand simple things like the CD is still inside the computer.It this a design fault?

A:Re: CD fell into computer

@Graeme64,It is not a design flaw.  The media is supposed to be "clicked/snapped" into the holding tabs, because of the vertical design. Now, it becomes operator intense. How else would a vertical disk stay in-place. You could try to shake it out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFEFhFY3tLs 

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6 of the screw on my laptop have fallen out, the base of my laptop is only just holding on. No one I talk to seems to be able to help, I just get sent to a new person.

A:Screws fell out. G50-70

Have you removed them? Did you find them and tried to fix?

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