external hard drive enclosure (1 Viewer)

mr pharmacist!!!!1

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my dads external hard drive has fallen apart.
one of the screws at the back has come loose so the casing has to be pushed into place.
when plugged in the pc recognises theres a drive there but thats about it. you cant click into it.

i guess its fried? is it possible to buy a new enclosure for it?
its one of these
Amazon product
 

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sorry to hijack - if anyone has a spare sata 3.5 enclosure i'm looking for one.

if you have the same need, possibly we could save a few pound by ordering two?
 

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I bought an enclosure for to plug the IDE drives from my old computer into my new one with USB but it doesn't work. The lights come on and the disc sounds like it spins but the new PC (running windows 7 64bit) doesn't seem to realise it's hooked up to it at all. The jumper thing is set to master (also tried taking it out altogether). It seems to be a fairly old enclosure, theres no mention of windows 7 on the box or leaflets - do these things tend not to work with windows 7. Typing what looks like the model number into google returns 1 irrelevant result.
 

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On your desktop right click Computer -> Manage & click Disk Management

the drive may be there waiting to have a drive letter assigned to it
 

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Hang on..your old computer had IDE drives?

Lol..that really is old
 

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