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My iomega hard drive was buzzing and i turned it off

Technician's Assistant: When did you purchase your computer? What troubleshooting have you tried?

Its an iMac that i bought mid 2011. i got the hard drive at the same time. no troubleshooting.

Technician's Assistant: Anything else you want the Computer Expert to know before I connect you?

No thats it

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Computer technician: armymil2003, Computer Support replied 7 months ago
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Computer technician: armymil2003, Computer Support replied 7 months ago

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Computer technician: armymil2003, Computer Support replied 7 months ago

Do you have the model number of your external drive?

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Computer technician: armymil2003, Computer Support replied 7 months ago

Are you still having issues with your drive?

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