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SimpleTech - Exteral Harddrive: It seems the hard drive fuse or trasformar is blown away. I am not sure. Could someone repair this?

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    Randall Trahan May 11, 2010

    External hard drives have neither fuses nor transformers. Could you clarify exactly what is going on with it, what are the symptoms and I can give research and try give you a good answer.

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Yes.

Posted on Dec 22, 2008

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