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Simpletech 250GB STORAGE S

Shows red light for power when plugged into the usb no longer shows the light that shows that the laptop has recognized by the hard drive, nor does the Laptop show the external storage on "my Computer"

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  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2009

    simple tech 160gb blueberry is not recognized by any of my pcs
    does not show in "my computer"


    HELP is needed!!!


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Try plugging your HD into another desktop/laptop to see if your HD is functioning well on a different computer. Could be the USB cable problem. 

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My computer has always recognized my 250 GB Simpletech external drive, but now it won't. The red light shows on the hard drive when I plug it into the USB Port but nothing else happens. I search under My...


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I've had this problem before.

I tried a different cord and it started working again. Additionally i've had this work for me (see below)

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