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27-12-2008, 10:01 AM
hi, i just bought a external hard drive yesterday and it keeps disconecting and reconnecting randomly. Like 15 times before it setles and sometimes if i move it. Anyone know why?

27-12-2008, 11:14 AM
Sounds a bit like a lose / intermittent connection someplace.

With it plugged in, try gently wriggling the connection from the lead where it plugs into the Drive - I have a external drive thats a little like that also, its a lose USB connection Mini plug (small plug) not the standard A heres the Difference (http://www.imagef1.net.nz/files/27329.jpg) If thats Ok try a different USB port on the PC.

If its faulty take it back - even better if you can show its disconnecting - some shop assistants don't believe customers.