Question about SmartDisk FireLite 80 GB Hard Drive

1 Answer

The mini-USB connector has broken loose. Verbatium provides "ZERO" assistance, as they do not provide replacemnt cases or internal parts aside from replacing a failed HDD. I am looking for a internal power supply board. Would be happy to buy an old FireLite Model: USBFLB80-C, into which I can transplant my HDD. Overall I have gotten excellent service from my unit for close to 5 years!

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 846 Answers

Alternatively you may be able to resolder the USB port, maybe an electronics savy friend with a soldering iron will help you with this. If you want somebody else to do it for you there is Data Recovery NYC. Also there is good informaation on logic board repairs on hddguru.com.

Posted on Jul 04, 2010

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Connecting mini dv camcorder to tv


A Video/ audio mini-jack to Phono cable is usually provided and can plug into many older TVs. Modern sets have a variety of connectors for accessories. If you have USB input an example is Video-USB Capture http://www.gardenature.co.uk/shop/product.php?pid=990&gclid=CjwKEAjwgo6_BRC32q6_5s2R-R8SJAB7hTG-baXoZHlvFpLC5qROvmLiIJchWB3RqhlvVHwyv5htkBoC3Xjw_wcB.

SCART connectors are dying out and it is harder to find analogue direct inputs. Some sort of converter is probably needed.

Sep 04, 2016 | Video Cameras

1 Answer

Garmin nuvi 1490 will not connect to computer or vehicle, do you think it is the battery


Sounds like either the battery is completely dead, although there should be some hardware/software response from a usb connection.

The other possibility is that the USB port on the GPS is no longer connected properly internally. Does the Plug feel loose when you plug it in.

General problems could be that you need specific drivers before your operating system will connect to it or provide a charge.
Then there's always the chance that the cable your using to connect has a short or can't connect because of physical damage internally or to the USB end of the connector.

Aug 31, 2013 | Garmin GPS

1 Answer

Broken usb conection in verbatium hd


if you are mechanically inclined and have a soldering outfit you can probably just re solder the connections, and or find a replacement USB connector if it is broken and replace it

Apr 05, 2012 | Verbatim 97397 Store N Go Super Speed Usb...

1 Answer

Fz16 backfires, only on low revs


Hi, Nelson and the usual suspects are:
1. Severely discharged or a damaged battery, should have 12.5 volts or better and be able to pass a "LOAD" test "WARNING" you can have 12.5 volts or better but little or zero amps and the battery must be replaced.
2. Check battery terminals for damage or corrosion, check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter if necessary.
3. Faulty main circuit breaker and or connections.
4. Faulty ignition coil and or connections.
5. Faulty spark plug, oil or gas fouled, wrong heat range or service type, wrong gap, loose in the cylinder head, broken electrode or insulator.
6. Faulty spark plug cables, leaking or broken, internal damage check for spark leakage in the dark.
7. Faulty ignition module, switch, CKP, MAP, CMP, sensor and or any connector in the ignition circuit could have corroded, loose, or broken pins/sockets
8. Burnt exhaust valve or air leak in the exhaust system.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
Technical Discussions Yamaha FZ16
FZ16
Yamaha FZ 16 Service Manual
OEM parts for Yamaha
http://mybikemanuals.com/yamaha/yamaha-fz-owners-manuals

Oct 08, 2011 | 2011 Yamaha FZ16

1 Answer

I'm using a sony ericsson experia mini (E10i) but unable to use internet services provided by my service provider.the problem is i'm able to use internet srvice provided by my service provider(idea) on...


Hello,
Well in that case the service provider will guide you in better way, you may visit your nearest idea center or just call on help line for assistance. because they have separate setting for different handsets.
Hope it will helps, good luck

Dec 18, 2010 | Cell Phones

1 Answer

I have several computers at home, and none og them can recognize this portable device. Hitachi 250 GB Mod: SDM/250RW


1) Power:

It may be the problem that occurs with a lot of USB powered devices jrherrer. Not enough power provided.

The USB cable plugged into the computer, provides signal wires for transferring information back, and forth, and also provides 5 Volts DC for power. (Two D cell flashlight batteries produce 3 Volts DC)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB

[ Below shows the Signal pins, and the Voltage pins of the USB B Mini style connector, (Male), used to connect to the SimpleDrive Mini external harddrive,

Pin 1 is for the 5 Volts DC Positive (Wire color - Red)
Pin 2 is for the D- Signal (Wire color - White)
Pin 3 is for the D+ Signal (Wire color - Green)
Pin 4 is not connected. (Or sometimes joined to Pin 5 with a Resistor)
Pin 5 is for the Ground (Wire color - Black)

Just added info in case you wanted to know ]

From what I see the SDM/250RW has a USB port on the side, and a DC Power Jack, used for an AC adapter, also.
(Round port with a pin in the center)

http://www.hitachigst.com/tech/techlib.nsf/techdocs/0C876B7AB91B23988825773F006BEA02/$file/SD_Mini_DS_final.pdf


From what I see stated from Hitachi, and sellers on the 'net, the AC adapter may not be provided.
Many of those who provide a review state that both the USB cable, and the AC adapter is needed to provide enough power. Seems to be a power hungry external harddrive

It's a 2.5 Hitachi SATA laptop harddrive inside that external case. (The Harddrive is 2 and a half inches across in Width. Common size used for laptops)

When using an external device powered by a USB cable there are general guidelines to follow,
A) The USB cable should not be more than 2 feet in length
B) Connect the device directly to your computer, instead of through a hub, or other device, unless the USB hub has it's own power.


2) USB cable:

Could be a faulty USB cable, although I imagine you have tried different ones by now.


3) Interface Circuit Board:

The Hitachi SATA 2.5 harddrive inside the SImpleDrive Mini SDM/250RW, plugs into a small circuit board located inside that external case.

Components on the circuit board may be fried, or the Harddrive may have come loose from the interface.

Loose from the interface
To explain;
The back of the harddrive has connector pins sticking out.
The interface has socket holes which the pins insert into.

Faulty circuit board
The external case of the SimpleDrive Mini SDM/250RW can be carefully opened up, and the Hitachi SATA 2.5 harddrive extracted out.

Another inexpensive external case for a 2.5 SATA harddrive can be procured, and the Hitachi harddrive put in it.

Example of a 2.5 SATA external enclosure,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3743049&CatId=2781

Nov 22, 2010 | Hitachi SimpleDrive Mini 250GB USB 20...

2 Answers

Broken Mini-USB Port


This is a very common problem on all GPS systems. The USB port comes loose and disconnects from the motherboard. Sometimes we can re-solder it if it did not come off completely. Sometimes the complete board has to be replaced. I do this all the time for my customers. Your unit must be opened and inspected by a competent repair person (like me) to determine what needs to be done.

Mar 19, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

1 Answer

2002 Tacoma engages 4X4 at its liesure


Glad to provide you with my assistance.

It is my opinion that the shift motor/actuator inside the transfer case is compromised. I have observed this several times. The shift motor has contacts that actuate the front axle disconnect device, as well as engageing the 2-4WD modes. If all the wires are good, and all the connectors are clean, the remaining item will be replacemnt of the transfer case shift motor, this would be the solution.
Hope this help you, and thank you for choosing FixYa.

Oct 23, 2008 | 2002 Toyota Tacoma

2 Answers

WIRELESS CARD FOR LAPTOP


Hi

Your did not provide any info on which card you have or wish to install; USB, PC Card, or internal mini PCI card.

For mini PCI cards, first you have to open up the D600 laptop and install the Hardware (ensure to connect the antenna cables) then power-up and install the software (drivers and utility).

For USB and PC Cards, follow the device manufacture's recommended steps. Generally, for USB devices, the software (drivers and utility) needs to installed first before the hardware is connected.

If you have successfully installed the hardware and software (driver/utility) you can scan, choose and connect to an available wireless access point or wireless ad-hoc setup. This can be done through the wireless manufacture's utility or from Windows Wireless Zero Configuration utility. If you use the manafucature's utility, Windows Wireless Zero Configuration utility will not work; will not scan or list available wireless network.

Check "Dell Connect To A Wireless Network" article
http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dsn/document?c=us&docid=338826

Mike

May 07, 2008 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
SmartDisk FireLite 80 GB Hard Drive Logo

178 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top SmartDisk Computers & Internet Experts

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

terminalcon

Level 2 Expert

81 Answers

Dennis Crouse

Level 2 Expert

34 Answers

Are you a SmartDisk Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...