The power cable is all of a sudden giving me trouble.
I was transferring some data on another computer and all of a sudden the power went out on the drive and I noticed that the green light on the transformer was flashing. Now whenever I plug it in, no matter where or on what computer, the green light flashes on the transformer and I can't turn the drive on.. or it will work for maybe 2 minutes then the light starts flashing and the power goes out on the drive.
what does this mean?
How could it have happened?
I wasn't doing anything irregular. Normally I leave my drive plugged into the computer and the power all the time and I have never had this probolem. Only now.
Any help would be greatly appreciated as there is alot of important data to me on that drive and I don't see any reason why it should have stopped working!
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Re: Probolem with power cable
Power loss on a drive even if it is not transferring could be severe. Especially with Lacie gear. The bridgeboard ( which is the chip that transfers the content between the drive and the ports on the enclosure ) can fail instantainously if power varies or is cut. The major concern is if the internal drive is effected ( in the enclosure .)
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Some cameras have a multi-use cable which can be used for both data transfer or copy, and video output. Most cameras I have worked with usually have two cables, one for video playback and the other for data transfer or copy to a computer or other device. Most all cameras today use the convince of the standard computer USB access. Most cameras have a cover made of either rubber or plastic which can be folded back to reveal connectors for mini-USB and video outlets. The appropriate cables must be used to connect to video or a computer or other device. It is advisable to read your user manual for information on usage of the video and the data transfer cables and the software, if that is what you need. I also suggest to skip all that and use a card reader, no more hassle. A card reader will give you more freedom without having to install software to see your photos or other files.
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This may not be any help, but I had the same problem with my MP3 player and it was the cable that was buggered. I bought a new one & all is good again. The old cable can still be used for charging, but not for data transfer. Don't know why.