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Flash drive not working

Flash drive is not recognized by my computer, other usb devices work fine. does not appear that the drive is getting power...the light doesn't turn on.

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  • itsme_jim Jan 10, 2009

    I mean in the control panel.."my computer" that shows what drives I have connected to my computer

  • itsme_jim Jan 11, 2009

    I did try this on my pc...with no luck. tried my laptop, which a newer computer and no luck on any of the ports. Thanks though

  • Dick
    Dick May 11, 2010

    When you say "my computer", which computer is yours? There are literally thousands of possibilities. "flash drive" - again, thousands of possibilities. Do you have an operating system? Which one?

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An option that you could do is to plug the flash drive in the back of the computer. The reason is because flash drives derive power from the USB port itself unlike other usb devices that you are using may have their own power or because the USB port in front does not give as much power as the one from the back.

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  • Thomas Lim
    Thomas Lim Jan 11, 2009

    If that is the case then that means that the unit is already defective.

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