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Fantom 120 gb external usb harddrive

When i power up my fantom 120gb external usb harddrive i just get a solid red light. the drive will not mount on any computer. when i connect it via usb it just sits there with a solid red light.

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Make sure you are using the right power unit, or the power unit is working.

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My external hd (fantom titanium) doesn't regularly open on my mac suddenly


fouad,

Inside the case of that Fantom is a regular harddrive.

Also inside that outer case is a small circuit board, that either the harddrive plugs directly into it; or there is an interface block the harddrive plugs into, and there are wires from it, that connect to the small circuit board.

(The USB cable is connected to the small circuit board)

It is this small circuit board that usually goes bad.

My suggestion is to remove the harddrive inside, purchase an economical external enclosure, and install the harddrive in it.
Have your harddrive back, and be able to use it as an external harddrive again also.

The Harddrive Inside:
Harddrives are measured by their Width.
A laptop harddrive is 2.5 inches across in width. (2-1/2 inches)
A desktop harddrive is 3.5 inches.

The Fantom Titanium II 500GB's harddrive inside, is 3.5 inches,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822204034

Details > Physical Spec > Form Factor > 3.5

What I can't tell you is whether it is an IDE (PATA) harddrive, or a SATA harddrive.
However this external enclosure for 3.5 inch harddrives, is for both IDE, (PATA), and SATA harddrives,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817388014R

[ You can also look at the label on the harddrive, and look up it's model number online, to see if it is IDE or SATA. Just type the model number in your search bar ]

Just want to include information on IDE (PATA), and SATA, in case you are interested,

IDE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parallel_ATA

SATA: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_ATA

Regards,
joecoolvette

Jul 27, 2012 | Fantom Titanium II (TFD500C16) 500 GB USB...

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When i turn on my fantom green drive the green light keeps flashing


If the light turns on (mine was blue) but the drive is not recognized on your computer desktop that most likely means the drive does not have enough power. This happened to me too, and I took it to a computer expert and he said the drive was not even spinning. So it was either the external power source that broke or the internal power source, the power panel that broke. I took it to a batter plus and tested the wattage for the external power source and it was okay so then i took the entire drive apart and disconnected the naked hard drive from the power panel. Then I purchased "SATA to USB" cables (runs around 10-20 bucks) and connected the naked hard drive that way to the computer and it worked. So the problem is basically that the internal power panel is not working, and i had 2 fantom drives that both had this problem and they both worked after i did what i just said.. so I think your drive has the same problem since the light comes on but the drive is not spinning. Take it apart, buy some SATA to USB cables and it should work.

Sep 30, 2010 | Fantom Drives 120 GB Hard Drive

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My Fantom II Hard drive only has a red light on


Sounds like the drive has gone faulty, all you can do is take drive out of case, get USB to HDD - USB "Dongle" and hook up HDD, and see if it works on PC & USB, If YES, then Case and interface are faulty, otherwise the HDD is faulty.

May 01, 2010 | Fantom Titanium II (TFD500C16) 500 GB USB...

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I have a fantom hi speed usb external hard drive. How do I back up data from my pc onto it?


If you are running windows XP you can go to START, PROGRAMS, ACCESSORIES, BACKUP

Just follow the prompts from there!

Feb 03, 2010 | Fantom Drives 120 GB Hard Drive

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Fantom drive is not being detected. Shows a solid


Since you've already tried different cables and computers, that eliminates a lot of things. Are there any configuration switches?

Possibly a cable or connector has come loose within the unit, particularly the edge connector that connects to the drive itself. If the unit is under warranty, try that first, espcially if you don't have important files that could be lost on the drive if you had to send it in for repair or replacement.

If you open it up, re-seat the connectors --- push them firmly into the drive PC board. If possible, remove each and put it firmly back into place. If that doesn't fix it, something is probably burned out and it is probably not something one can handle without access to factory replacement parts.

Sep 18, 2009 | Fantom Drives 120 GB Hard Drive

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500 GB Fantom Drive not recognized on either of my Macs. Tried Firewire and usb; blinking light turns to steady red.Worked fine for about 2-3 years.


The symptoms don't look too good. Looks like the host controller is querying the hard disk (blink) and not liking the answer - or lack thereof (red).

It looks like the internal disk is defective. Sometimes the disk can be (possibly partially) recovered by disassembling the enclosure and mounting it in another enclosure or directly inside a compatible desktop PC.

Aug 14, 2009 | Fantom Drives 120 GB Hard Drive

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Fantom 120 GB harddrive stopped working


My problem and my solution
-Fantom Drives 200GB was working correct on desktop which runs Windows XP
-Connected it to a laptop which runs Vista and the drive became undecteable by both platforms. It showed up on Vista's device manager for a hot second and then vanished all together.
-Changed the USB cable and still no go
-Finally, I made the decision to void the warranty by opening it and connecting it directly to my CPU and there it all was. 170GB worth of data. Same as what scott201201 is suggesting above.
-Moral of this story...."Backup your "backup".

Advise. Please make sure to read the warranty on your product you may be able to send it back to the company if it is under waranty. I read on another blog that the miniboard in the case where the usb connects to the device was faulty and needed repair. I know this is the same with mine because it works perfection when connected directly to the desktop.

Good luck techies

Nov 30, 2008 | Fantom Drives 120 GB Hard Drive

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FULL fantom external usb harddrive is not acknowleged after power outage running check disk.


ACS Data Recovery specializes in Fantom hard drives, and can perform successful recoveries on any model Fantom hard drive. If you have a crashed Fantom hard drive, please call us today to get a quote: 1-800-717-8974

unless you fancy trying to connect the drive inside the unit directly to a pc by taking the box a part.

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