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ME-720 - Blinking Light & Wont Mount

I have several ME-720 enclosures along with large drives inside. I recently turned one off, unplugged, and left for a weekend. When I returned I attempted to turn the drive back on but found only the front light blinking on and off slowly. I opened the case and found that the fan would rotate a small amount when the light turned on but would not continue spinning. I find no reference to this "error" from the manufacturer and wonder what it might be doing. Thanks for any help, Dan Terpstra

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