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Simpletech 160mg pinifarina wont work

I recently replaced my power supply on my tower. Now when i plug my simple drive 160gb pininfarina in, the computer dosent reckognize it, and it dosent show up anywhere. I get a bubble saying it may not run properly. Ive tried plugging both usb in at the same time, and all the ports on my comp work because i tries them with my flash drive. The red light comes on on the drive, but no green light....i need help!!

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I had the same problem. I got an external usb 7 port hub that had to be plugged into and outlet. That way when i plugged in the drive to the usb port it got its power form the outlet not the computer. Now it works perfectly for me.

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Sounds like a corrupt driver. Go to device manager, and see if the USB tree has a yellow exclamation, if yes, uninstall USB driver and reboot.

Posted on Jul 26, 2009

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