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Light blue is on, Seems it doesn't start at all

Acomdata External HD s/n A00837839, Model hd25ou2ES-72 The light is on, it makes some kind of clicking noise but won't start. When I turn the switch off the light still on, doesn't it supposed to turn off? My computer is not reading it maybe because it is not working the drive.

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  • soyjairo Sep 13, 2007

    Can you please instruct me as to how to take apart the Acomdata External HD s/n A00837839, Model hd25ou2ES-72 external driver?

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Check it on a second computer, if the problem follows the drive, then the drive is defective. You could take the case apart, and make sure the cabling is properly seated. Have seen an external drive where the interface cable (to the drive itself) was not properly seated, and resulted in a non-working unit.

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