dropped external HD, now getting USB Over Current Notice

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by tplay, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. tplay macrumors newbie

    Sep 26, 2010
    I've searched through the forum and found similar errors but couldn't find a similar match to my problem.

    I have a 2.5 year old Macbook. I lightly dropped my powered Iomega 1TB external hard drive about 2 feet down on to carpeted flooring. It didn't come unplugged from the power source or the usb. When I looked at my screen I got the USB Over Current Notice saying the device is drawing too much power and the blue light that use to come on when the usb was plugged in on the external hd is not on either. I have tried multiple restarts with the device in and not in and both fail. I have plugged my phone and WD passport as well (non powered) and they are both fine.

    Any suggestions to get my drive to read again or is it toast? :confused:
  2. kainjow Moderator emeritus


    Jun 15, 2000
    There's a chance the controller went bad on the enclosure. You could try buying a new external enclosure and putting the drive into that. Otherwise, you probably need to take it to a data recovery service.

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