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SimpleTech external HD won't turn on

I've had this 500gb SimpleTech HD for less than a year. It was working in the morning, I noticed it was no longer on by the end of day.

I tried unplugging then plugging back in but it won't turn on. I've tried other outlets as well. It didn't work.

Any suggestions?

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Get a new AC adapter for it. I had the same problem, & I had an AC adapter that was the same type for the modem & I tried that one & it was working again.

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