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Reset the power cable or try diffrent power cable for the hdd or try diffrent USB cable or Port
Posted on Dec 03, 2008
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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Seagate is a company that manufactures external hard drives.
These hard drives can be used to house large files or even to backup an entire hard drive.
When your Seagate external hard drive is not working properly, you might ready to send it into the company for repair.
Before you send it away, you can troubleshoot the problem and potentially save yourself a lot of time and grief.
Look over the power cable going from the wall outlet to the back of the Seagate hard drive. Make sure that there aren't any breaks or tears in the electrical wiring.
If there are breaks, replace the power cord.
Look over the power cable and make sure that it is plugged into the wall outlet in your home as well as plugged into the back of the hard drive.
Plug the power cable directly into the wall outlet or into a surge protector.
Do not plug the power cable into an extension cord.
Seagate Data Cable
Disconnect all of the USB devices that are plugged into your computer's USB ports except for your mouse and your keyboard.
Disconnect the Seagate external hard drive from your computer.
Unplug the power cable from the back of the Seagate external hard drive and restart your computer.
Wait until your computer has fully booted and then plug the power cable back into the hard drive.
Look over the USB data cable to make sure that there are breaks or tears in the cable.
Look over the ends of the cable where they meet the computer and the hard drive.
Make sure the pins are straight.
Replace the cable if needed.
Plug the data cable into the back of the hard drive.
Plug the data cable into your computer.
Hope this helps.
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