Original post by: jayeff ,
Hi, It could be the USB cable that is faulty. It has 4 wires, 2 for power- which is obviously working (assuming it hasn't got its' own separate power. If it has its' own power the other two wires are the ones of initial interest ). The other two wires are for 'data'. These are the two that are used by the PC to 'talk' to the drive. So try another USB cable between the PC and the drive first.