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My External USB Iomega 500 gb drive will no power on

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  • bcraig00 Dec 29, 2008

    I have a iomega 500 gb USB drive that won't power on. There is a problem in the connection to the circuit board. When I take the cover off and pull the power plug around I see sparks where the connector meets the board and the unit powers on and off as it sparks.

    Anyone deal with this already. Does it need something to separate the plug from the board to stop the sparks or does it need solder?

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Try a new power supply.

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