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Ikebana fireblaster external hard drive crash?

Hello - i came back to the office from the holiday to find my ikebana fireblaster external hard drive turned off, most likely due to a power surge during a power failure. when i reset the breaker, my other two external hard drives mounted, but the ikebana will not. at first, the drive had immediate flashing red lights whenever i tried to turn it on. i turned it off over night. this morning, i turned it back on - the flashing lights were now gone (a green 'on' indicator light remained) but the drive does not show up on my desk top. i cannot access the information on the drive nor can i get it to mount on any of the computers in my office. other 411: Mac OSX v 10.3.9 thanks for any assistance you can provide in helping me access the data on this drive. regards, shannon

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If the information on it is worth more than the warranty, or the warranty has expired, then open it up, physically extract the hard drive itself and mount it in a pc as a slave drive. Then you should be able to get your data. Sounds like the power supply in the external drive has gone - please post back if you want us to try and source spares etc Hope this helps :)

Posted on Jul 07, 2007

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    Nigel Ridehalgh Jul 07, 2007

    PS - please ask if you need more info :)

  • Nigel Ridehalgh
    Nigel Ridehalgh Jul 07, 2007

    PPS There may possibly be an internal fuse - if you want to open it up then have a look around - not been able to confirm this or not online.

    :)

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