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Iomega mini max hard drive help!

keefy111 10 2
4 May 2013 1:18PM
My IOMEGA mini max hard drive has stopped working, it starts up, but I cannot access any of my images.
Am I right in understanding that Iomega have been taken over/merged with Lenovo.
On their website I cannot find any info as to what to do with regard to repairs/faults etc, or even how to contact them.
Anyone any ideas, I have approx. 5000 images, some of which are not backed up, yeah, I know!
Many Thanks

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rogerfry 12 543 United Kingdom
4 May 2013 1:30PM
This page may be useful.
thewilliam 9 6.1k
4 May 2013 3:31PM
Sometimes it helps to put the drive in the freezer overnight and try to fire it up in the morning.
redsnappa 15 2.0k United Kingdom
5 May 2013 12:11PM
If the hard drive is under warranty you will find Iomega will replace the drive rather than attempt a repair because of the high cost of repair.

You could try taking the drive out of its case and connecting directly to a computer to see if the computer can read the drive.

If the above fails there are companies that specialise in recovering data from crashed hard disks but their charges are very high you could easily pay 400 upwards.
mikehit 8 8.0k 13 United Kingdom
6 May 2013 9:46AM
If all else fails, and if the images are important, there are data recovery companies who will likely be able to get the data for you- it is no cheap but let me know if you want a recommendation

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