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Hard drive refused to power on. When i plug the adaptor the light on the adaptor will blinking continously but no power on the External hard drive

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  • ikoetteh Oct 24, 2008

    The Hdd is an External one....Its the Iomega Silver desktop External Hard Drive. Not in a PC. I have even bought a new Power pack. But same problem. Light comes on the Adapter but when u plug it to the External Hard drive..The lights starts blinking and wont power on the Disk

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Sounds like the drive has locked up the adapter is powering it but hdd can not turn try removing the hdd and replacing it with anouther.

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