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My external won't show up on my laptop

I'm trying to load the disk on my laptop for my external, for some reason my laptop won't show any icons saying it's connected

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    my external won't show up on my laptop

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Some laptops don't have enough power to just use the firewire cable. try also using the USB power supply that came with the HD

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elements, use 4 diffr. 18watt power packs, Are you using the right one?

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if disk manager shows the drive, the assign a letter to said drive
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oops it has green tech, that means it goes to sleep.
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