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Old 12-04-2010, 11:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys; I'm not too great with computers but was a bit surprised when my 32gb decided to just stop working. Its registering in disk management, but the "Change letter and drive paths" is in grey when i right click removable E-drive.

Furthermore, it also apparently lacks all my media plus it registers with 0 gbs capacity, reserved space, and allocated space according to right-click properties.
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Well, they do go bad for unknown reasons, you can't format it or anything?
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Old 12-05-2010, 11:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i would but i cant see it anywhere but in disk management and its completely inaccessible unlike (for example) my c drive; i know its just a flash but it cost me 70 bucks and im kinda broke
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do you see anything in the bottom pane, right of the disk info? Is it formatted or RAW? Does right clicking the Disk# or Letter section do anything?
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I think a capacitor or chip in there that blew. Is that still under warranty?
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i doubt it. i've had for a while plus i lost the paperwork and junk.

It just occured this happened as i was trying to copy a recently downloaded album from itunes to my flash but it told me an error occurred and caput! I already had my entire itunes library on there which copied just fine (i even used it to transfer my library to my current laptop). Any thoughts?
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Get a new one? If it can't be accessed, there's nothing you can do.
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