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My external hardrive does not seem to be getting power. Sometimes it works but usually the light just stays off. Does the light mean no power or is it a recognition issue? I have tried a few different computers and the problem stays consistent. Any ideas???

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The Problem may b due 2 ur loose contact with data adapter of hardware (ie.External Hard drive) so take a backup & replace it, if it is in Warranty period.

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