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My harddrive doesnt work anymore...its loads up than loads down...and a red light flashes..help!

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Don't open it or you will lose the warranty! I think it's the AC Adapter.

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Remove it from its casing and put hook the drive up to the computer internally, if the drive works the enclosure is dead and needs to be replaced. Otherwise, the drive is dead and needs to be replaced.

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