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Seagate hard drive will not power up

Tested power supply, it tested 12.1 volts DC.

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You have to be running NT, XP or Vista to access the drive. I take the power cable out, then plug it back in. Or try rebooting with the hard drive plugged in. Also purchase a USB Extension port so you can unplug the USB when not in use to stave off overheating. Go to Seagate and download Seatools. Also Download the source code for the drive while you are there.

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