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EXTERNAL HARDDRIVE 160GB

NOT POWERING-UP SMELLS BURNT

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  • Anonymous Dec 12, 2008

    need the driver for the 160gb pininfarina external hard drive

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2008

    external hard drive not powering up and smells like burnt plastic. Have been using a different adapter for some time then plugged the computer one in by mistake. Am hoping it is only an electrical problem which can be replaced easily and all the delicious info on my hard drive won't be lost.

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Open the drive and see whats burns, if the case circut is burnt put the driv in a new case. the the harddrive is burnt your out of luck.

Posted on Dec 25, 2009

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then due to over voltage in the external ports the harddisk cable might have got burnt or may be where you connect the cable to the harddisk there in the circuit board the pins might have got touched with one another and it may have got short circuited and it might have got burnt away ...

i think your harddisk will be under warranty still as it is new one so just make use of warranty and get the harddisk replaced from where you purchased ...

if you dont have the warranty then the harddisk is dead you cant make it work by anyway even if you contact the technician too he cant help because harddisks cant be repaired once it is removed it is gone ...

i am sure that your harddisk will be under warranty if you have buyed the new one ...

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Don't force yourself if you cannot do it by yourself just leave it to the expert. Probable cause to damage your hard drive if it is not installed properly.

Please rate me solved if you like my solution.


Best regards,


Philip

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