Thanks, thanks and thanks. Another success history here. I have two hard disk with the same problem and both of them are now up and working perfectly. The information in Post #1228 was very useful because I used a Nokia CA-42 with the same problem. It needs 3v of external power. As he commented I use a external 3v battery (a button battery). I also had some trouble with the CA-42 drivers. It olny worked with the originals form the CD that come with the cable. I'm in Spain, so I guess that the cables sold in Portugal are the same as here. I'm in Extremadura, if anybody need help. So thanks again to all the people that post in this thread.