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I/O Magic Hard drive- blue logo light blinking and drive not work

I had left the I/O Magic on for a long time and I decided to rearrange my plugs so I could turn everything off at night with one switch. It had been in a power strip I did not turn off before. Now it blinks and I tried to let it sit and warm up but then the light turns itself off (after an hour or two). I'm just wondering from this post is the best solution to #1 buy another power cable and try to get it to work, at least long enough to get the stuff all backed up, OR #2 should I skip that step and just remove it from the casing, install it inside my computer and then run a check on it? I'm a little worried of #2 choice because it seems like after that there is no going back and using the external hd as a back up

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  • sameermadhu Jul 16, 2009

    The computer is not recognizing it and the blue logo keeps blinking. I do not know what to do.

  • sameermadhu Jul 16, 2009

    I tried that. Every time the blue logoi light blinks, I hear a tick in the power box.


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So the computer is not recognising it as a hard drive again? It sounds like it is getting power, but just not be recognized by the computer. Please confirm.

Posted on Jul 16, 2009

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    Dean Jul 16, 2009

    Ok try this, plug the drive in to the power outlet (directly in this time) and put your ear to the power box on the cord, listen carefully and note any sounds when the light on the drive is blinking. It is probably actually most likely to be the power cord at fault.

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    Dean Jul 16, 2009

    Ok if you are hearing ticking in the power box then it is most likely that your power cord has failed and you need a new one. This seems to have happened to a few others with the same drive. Grab a new power cord and be sure to use it in conjunction with a surge protector or surge protected outlet.

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