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Gets flashing light on start

Will not communicate w/ laptop. Maybe a power surge caused this. Any reset capablilities?

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Re: gets flashing light on start

Danw, i'd like to ask more about this, since I seem to have something similar on my maxtor onetouch 3 - seems to have happened during a storm, so I think a power surge killed the power supply, and I don't think there was any actual disk/plate failure. 1. power on - the light just flickers for a while, then goes out. 2. the light on the power adapter is on, indicating that it works, but when I turn on the drive, the light on the adapter flickers, too. does this sound like the symptoms you were seeing? I don't want to take any chances with the amount of data I have on this 160GB drive... Thanks, Geoff

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Re: gets flashing light on start

No resets anywhere, Try it on a diff computer. Possible harddrive failure. Could be power supply problem.

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