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Problem with external enclosure ( No power)

I recently bought a Bytecc ME-835U2 aluminum enclosure to put my hard drive in. The guy at the store put my hard drive in the enclosure but when I got it home and plugged it in there was no power. I was wondering why there was no power. Do you have any idea why I would'nt be able to turn it on? I made sure that the power cord was plugged in right and tried different power outlets, but there was still no power.

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Re: Problem with external enclosure ( No power)

Perhaps the gentleman at the store did not connect the power from the case to the drive itself.

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