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500Gb SimpleTech Ext Drive No Power

500Gb SimpleTech Ext HardDrive will not turn on. Been using for approx. 3 months no problems. Today unit will not turn on, will not light up. AC to DC transformer is working properly. Need to retrieve important photos.

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  • rmslade364 Jun 17, 2009

    Fixed it. Removed cover, discovered loose connector between on/off switch and circuit board. Very fragile connection. Thanks for your quick reply.

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Hello.
It sounds like you might have a problem with the power supply.
I have seen MANY external hard drives with failing power supplies. Take it to the store you purchased it from for a check up, it should still be under warrantee if its only 3 months old.
Good Luck!

Posted on Jun 17, 2009

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