External drive some time show up some time not?
Strange problem. I bought an external hard drive for backup last month. When I connected my external drive, it did show up. However, when I work for sometime, I found the light of the external drive turned off by itself, then it did not show up any more. I then disconnected it and plugged it to my laptop again, the light was on again and it showed up again! What was happening?????
- DeMoNsLaYeR575Lv 76 months ago
that light is the ACTIVITY light... basically if you are not using the drive it will not who the light....
- DavidLv 76 months ago
Most likely the External drive is going to sleep after a period of inactivity. There may be a setting you can change to prevent this, check the instructions.
- scott bLv 76 months ago
Have you tried a different cable? That would be the most obvious to try. If not, then the hard drive or the USB port is bad.