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My seagate external hard drive will no longer power on.

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Reset the power cable or try diffrent power cable for the hdd or try diffrent USB cable or Port

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1) If you constantly plug & unplug the power plug going to the h/d for any and all reasons like testing different things inside the desktop, you could have (more often then not you pulled the plug from the wires!! , then repluged in again ) damaged the power wires going to the h/d. replace one of the other power plugs (if you have extra connectors) or substitute another for the one that the h/d is connected to.
2) connect a bootable floppy and boot up to see if the computer is working.Boot up with a floppy & a simple game to load up and see if the game will play FROM the floppy.
get back to me if that works.

Posted on Dec 03, 2008

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