Question about Mad Dog Multimedia Dominator (MDED1F) External Floppy Drive

1 Answer

Wxternal hard drive power supply

I have an external hard drive hooked up to the computer with a USB cable. Does this unit require a seperate power supply?

Dominick Pagano

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 46 Answers

It may. Take it to an electronics store and ask. I'm not sure

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

What is the difference between a external hard


External hard drives contain a power supply to operate a standard hard drive in a case. It usually connects to a USB port. Usb drives get their power from the wire that connects it to the USB port A regular internal hard drive gets it's power from the computer's power supply wiring. The data cable is either a flat ribbon cable or a 6 pin cable that connects directly to the mother board.

Oct 15, 2014 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

What voltage is required for the power inlet port or is the USB cable enough?


The 2.5 inch external drive (laptop drive) does not require separate power supply because USB cable can supply enough power for this drive. The 3.5 inch external drive (desktop hard drive) requires separate power supply and it depends on the model.

Mar 01, 2014 | SimpleTech SimpleDrive 160 GB External USB...

1 Answer

My seagate freeagent 1tb is blinking whit lights and my computer does not recognize it. Help me


***Please NOTE***
Touch the drive and put your ear to it, to test if the drive is spinning and working. Do this while it is powered on. Also, try disconnecting the USB cable, reboot the computer, re-connect USB cable to another USB port on computer. If you still have the same issue, try the below solutions.
  • Make sure the computer and external hard drive are powered on.
  • Disconnect the external drive's USB or the eSATA cable, which ever one you're using.
  • Disconnect the power supply plug from the external drive.
  • Power off the computer.
  • Disconnect the computer's power supply cord for 60 seconds.
  • Reconnect the computer.
  • Power on the computer.
  • Connect the power supply to the external drive.
  • Connect the drive's USB or the eSATA cable and check for detection.
If the still no detection and still blinking lights on the drive, check the power supply to the drive.
Check to see what the led light on the power supply is doing.
If it's blinking, power down the drive, unplug data cable and then reconnect the power supply to another electrical outlet. If it still blinks repeatedly, then you power supply is bad.
If the led is solid (lit and not blinking) follow the same steps from above to connect it to another outlet.
Next, plug the power supply to the external drive and power it up.
If the power supply starts to blink repeatedly, then your controller board inside the enclosure is bad.

Thank you for the opportunity to help you.

Jun 04, 2011 | Seagate FreeAgent Pro 1TB External USB...

1 Answer

My drive want power up when plugged into my laptop.


The 1TB My Book Drive usually requires an additional external power supply and does NOT power up from the USB cable alone. Only the small 2.5" drives requires no addition power supply.

Feb 02, 2011 | Western Digital My Book Essential 1TB...

1 Answer

Do I need a seperate dc supply for my Ultra traveldrive usb 2 Why won't it install on my lap top.


> do I need a separate power-supply?

It depends. If the disk-drive inside the enclosure is a 2.5-inch "laptop" disk-drive, then it will draw the necessary electrical power through the USB cable. However, if the disk-drive is a 3.5-inch "desktop" disk-drive, it does require an external power supply.

Will it install on some other computer?

Dec 18, 2010 | Memorex Ultra Traveldrive - 160GB USB Hard...

1 Answer

I need to hook my external hardrive up to my Mac and seem to have misplaced my manual. I need specifics on which cables I need to hook up, etc. Is there information online and/or a picture of this so I can...


In general, external disk-drives have one USB cable, running from the unit to any USB port on your computer. The smaller external enclosures have a "laptop" disk-drive inside, which draws electrical power through the USB cable. The larger external enclosures have a "desktop" disk-drive inside, and requires an external AC 110V adapter, which connects to a power-jack on the enclosure.

Nov 01, 2010 | Maxtor BASICS Personal Storage 3200...

1 Answer

Do I need only one cord (usb) to connect to my laptop?


The "physically-smaller" external hard-drives draw power through the USB cable.
The "physically-larger" external hard-drives require an external power-supply (just like a laptop requires an external power-supply).

Check the casing for a plug where the electrical power would come in; if none, then the unit will draw electrical power through the USB cable.

May 31, 2010 | Maxtor OneTouch 4 500GB External USB 2.0...

2 Answers

The 120GB drive blue light does not come on when plugged into USB anymore. is it toast?


Lots of things could be wrong here, the drive could have gone bad, your computer USB port, the USB cable or the power supply. Before you toss it out, I would suggest you swap out the cable first or test it on something else, if you get any light that means the power supply is ok. You next step would be to swap out the Drive with a known good one, before you can do that you would need to open it up. Remember if it`s a my book you can only use Western Digital drives in there. Good luck.

Dec 18, 2009 | SimpleTech (SP-U25/120G) 120 GB USB Hard...

1 Answer

I recently purchased an external hard drive, and how do connect it to my computer.


External Hard Drive is mostly of the USB interfacing type. If urs one is the same, then it is just as simple as plugging in a pen drive in the USB port. If it has external power supplies then u can easily figure out how to connect. There are two parts in the power supply (if external power supply cable is provided), 3-pin main power supply connector and other is the adapter which goes to the external hard drive.plug in the other end of the adapter into the hard drive (there is a hole in it). connect the main power cable to the adapter extension. now for the usb Hard Drive, connect the USB cable to the USB port of the computer. Switch on the power supply to the Hard drive and u r ready to use ur brand new External Hard Drive. If it is a Firewire interfacing one then u may need to open the CPU box, and then connect the firewire connector on to the motherboard firewire port. It is easy to identify, it is a red colored port/connector.

Oct 11, 2008 | Western Digital 500GB My Book World...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Mad Dog Multimedia Dominator (MDED1F) External Floppy Drive Logo

Related Topics:

172 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Mad Dog Multimedia Computers & Internet Experts

Cindy Wells

Level 3 Expert

5022 Answers

Steve Sweetleaf
Steve Sweetleaf

Level 3 Expert

1144 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

15308 Answers

Are you a Mad Dog Multimedia Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...