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Yellow light and causes desktop computer to not want to start Windows 7,

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It could be that it's internal power supply burnt out,
in which case the drive itself could still be fine.

Try opening up the external case, and removing the drive.
Once you do, plug it in to your computer directly using its SATA cables, and see if that works.

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SOURCE: SimpleTech SimpleDrive 640 GB external USB harddrive wont turn on

Loose connection inside the Drive case. Remove drive and check internal wiring.

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SOURCE: i upgraded my sysyem from xp to windows 7 and mu

You will need to download a Windows 7 driver for the drive from SimpleTech. Chances are VERY great that there are no Windows 7 drivers developed for this drive. A call to SimpleTech's support line may provide you with a workaround if you can't locate a driver online.

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Change the orientation of the drive. i.e. if you had it standing vertical lay in flat. It worked for me. Hope this helps.

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