Ive had a look at a place that can recover data,but to be honest I think its just a harsh lesson learnt:( I think those spin on it's side...maybe if you If you describe to them what you described to us, they might have a solution just based on those facts. Thanks again to everyone… Jason Says: May 27, 2008 at 6:35 am | Reply I'm glad I found this thread. Take it out of the fridge along with a cold Duvel. his comment is here
I ended up just using a screw driver and peeling back the case, using brute strength to remove the top clips first and then rip off the bottom clips. Thanks for the fix.. Despite what the previous poster said (and he has good points - in general, I think USB external drives have poor reliability) I would recommend the WD MyBook-series, as I know A tip.......not a seagate. ...........wait a minute...........
Yes No Voted Undo Score 1 Cancel Add a comment 0/1024 Cancel Post comment Are you sure you want to delete this zzzzzz? I don't want the next guy to get it with my data on it. Technical Details Brand Name: Seagate Model Number: ST307504FPA1E2-RK Disk Size: 750 GB Manufacturer Warranty Description: 5 YEAR Hardware Platform: PC, Mac See more technical details Product Description Product Description Access Rating is available when the video has been rented.
If it's standard SATA or eSATA, I'll be able to plug it into another machine and save the data. But, whoever designed the casing didn't want it to taken off by any Tom, Dick or Harry :) . This again leads me to suspect the controller rather than the drive. Seagate Freeagent Pro 500gb A small screwdriver can be used to pry open the folds of the metal cage to release the actual drive.
noegruts12-05-2007, 08:55 PMThe Seagate FreeAgent Pro line of drives appear to have widespread problems with their eSATA interfaces. I didn't quite manage the clips as described, but the diagrams and descriptions helped with some carefully directed violence. Try and open it myself and take to a local hardware store to see if the harddrive will boot up? http://www.seagate.com/support/external-hard-drives/desktop-hard-drives/freeagent-pro-classic/ And after awhile of being on, the files on the HD show up as empty.
Those are connected to a circuit board in the foot of the harddrive. Seagate Freeagent Pro 1tb Again, thank you for sharing this with us all. Tried all the MS Knowledge base stuff too. Drive back alive after a month.
As i posted earlier, i`ve taken the drive to a service store and they have found that the circuit bord on the harddrive have a burnt component. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/273552-32-seagate-freeagent-external-running-recognized Disclaimer (thanks for the reminder DarkSynergy): This is by no means certain or fool proof, try it at your own risk. Seagate External Hard Drive Not Working No Light Oh the agony of choice... Seagate Freeagent Pro Power Supply I'm about to go on a work trip, so I won't have a chance to try it for a week.
MikeyD The ends of the clips are wedge shaped and clip on to the other half by the springy action of the plastic "hooking" the triangular end inside a rectangular receptacle. this content Since the software is for Windows only, the 15 minute sleep interval cannot be changed in MacOS. Sounds like there are bees inside the case. After about a half hour of trying to be careful, I got a larger screwdriver and used brute force. Seagate Freeagent Pro Disassembly
Impossible to open this damn enclosure. Luckily i recovered all the important data from it with a repeated "put him out in the cold - stick it in the computer - use the 5 min of it dideuhoo My seagate freeagent does not turn on anymore. weblink Thanks again.
If I try and access the drive after this I can usually see all the folders but can only see files inside the folders that were successfully scanned during the initial Seagate Freeagent Pro Driver I am happy to have not lost any of the data and thus I am here today, signing up for a user account to express my gratitude. Once these are unclipped the ones at the top unclip very easily.
I used a butter knife to open the bottom then after taking out the screws I used a very small screw driver to pry open the case from the bottom. Please try again Report abuse See all verified purchase reviews (newest first) Write a customer review Customer Images Most Recent Customer Reviews 5.0 out of 5 starsGreat deal and device I Keyboard Microsoft, PS/2, white. Seagate Freeagent Pro Not Showing Up to do a nice job you have to spudge the base off the bottom of the drive.
I decided if I couldn't get it to work might as well see if I can get the hard drive out so that led me here. I am not sure how to break into the FreeAgent, and I assume doing so will void the warranty. Finally: Step 6. check over here Does it look anything like ST3500630NS?
I then tried plugging it into another computer, and got the same result.Here's what's boggling my mind. i dont wanna damage anything inside so i havent been poking inside the enclosure too much. Truly the most ridiculous thing I have seen. if you go to best buy and by a new one then switch the bottom plat you can take back the busted one and get you money back and still have
POOOS Says: March 27, 2008 at 4:11 pm | Reply I am having problems with my 250gb FreeAgent. Keep the temperature of the USB - SATA translator PCB as low as possible (ideally, below 30C) and you can' go wrong. Worked like a charm once I downloaded the software. Once you get the metal jacket out pull off the rubber bumpers there are screws underneath then you can take out the drive note that the case is constructed like a
Do not ever buy a USB drive that does not have a fan or its enclosure does not have room for adequate intake and exhaust of airflow 3. and I don't mean just a few;). The HD was never dropped or hit. I think with the pictures, I should be able to get it open, but I'm still a little scared.
The rattles bigtime inside ,it trys to spin and does spin slowly but makes a bad noise and stops.If you then tilt it, it trys again,myself I think its knackered. mike I had the same thing happen to my drive. It is probably IDE. Worked fine in eSATA mode until a few days ago.
I'll take the other apart tomorrow and initialize my array and get the copying done, free up the drives that are in use and get it all back together.