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Instructions for using the firelite

  • I've got the thing plugged into my computer- but- what's the next step ?I can't find the instructions. thanks, Claire Blume

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  • linebacker1 Apr 02, 2008

    well i have the plugged in but i'm trying to put my music on it from a mac but i don't know how am i supposed to export it or wat.... also i go to format it on my pc and its only allowing me to have it formated as NTFS the instructions that came with it didn't help any

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    I have lost my users manual.



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First thing to do is locate the drive. Right click My Computer and select Manage. Expand Storage and select Disk Management. Here you will see your new drive and you have to assign a letter to it. Example "D" as "C" is your main drive. Right click on the new drive and choose Format. If you are going to use it with a MAC as well, you should choose FAT 32 but if only for Windows, choose NTFS format. If it tells you that the disk is in use and asks if you want it formatted the next time Windows starts, select yes. I hope this helps, any questions, feel free to ask.

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We have been given a computer that came with the phillips freevents mouse and keyboard, we have plugged in the usb and it flashes three times and does nothing we have tried to connect the mouse and the...

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When I plug in the usb connection for my smartdisk firelite 30 gb, it is not being recognized by my pc

I am sure tha that you have verified that the FireLite has power and the USB connectors are secure both at the Firelite end and the computer end.

If all that is in good order, then you can follow these instructions.

When you plug in your drive you need to do the following to see if the drive is connecting to the computer.
Right Click on "My Computer"
You will get a menu, chose "Manage"
You will then get a Computer Management window.
On the left side of the window will be a menu.
Under the Storage section, chose "Disk Management"
This will open in the right side of the window and will show you your main hard disk, CD-Rom disks and any other disks connected to your computer.

If you see your Firelite hard drive, then it is connected. The drive may need to be formatted. This window should tell you if that is the case. If you see the firelight and it shows that the disk is unformatted, you can right click over the large section on the lower left window which is located to the right of the smaller area that describes the disk. You will get another menu that will allow you to formate the disk. You can also assign or change the drive letter assigned to the Firelight using that same right click menu.

I hope that you have found these directions helpful. Please contact me if you need clarification on any of the instructions I have written here. If the Firelite is not visible on this Manage Computer Window, then you may have a defect with your Firelite Drive.
Please let me know if I can assist you further.

Thank You,

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I cannot have access to my FireLite Model #USBFLB40 .I get error

Try updating Windows first.
Next update your drivers for the device from the company website.
Restart your computer without the device plugged in.
After all is loaded, try plugging it in again and see if Windows will pick it up.

Hopefully this will help.

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How to backup your computer onto a firelite hard drive

VISTA: Hit the flag and go to computer. You should see the hard drive then if it is plugged in.

XP: Hit start and go to my computer and you should see the hard drive then if it is plugged in.

If this doesn't work try another USB slot for the dard drive. Some of your USB slots may be defective.

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I have an 120gb exteranl smartdisk firelite that will not mount. I have tried diffrent cables and have repaired my permissions on disk utility (i own a power book mac). Any ideas?

The operating system should automatically recognize the drive.
Take your drive to Radio Shack, along with the cables you have tried.
It is possible that you are using the wrong cable.
Another thing you could try is plug it into another computer. If it works on someone else's computer and not yours, you'll know that you have a problem with your operating system.

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Firelite usbflb40-c USB device exceeded power limits of hub port

I devised these simple steps that tend to remedy quite a few issues with most portable / external hard drives (though not always)
A few things to check but assumes USB and Windows for other interfaces / operating systems similar steps may be adapted to suit.

1. Ensure it is connected directly to the computer to a USB 2.0 port not a USB 1.0 port as this can have effects on performance and reliability
2. Use only the cables that came with it NOT one that fits that may have been lying around or is longer. Not all USB cables are equal even though they should be)
3. Do not connect through an external USB HUB unless that hub is USB 2.0 AND has its own power supply.
4. Use ONLY the power supply that came with it if it has an external power supply
Don’t use any other unless you know it has both the same voltage and current rating e.g. 12V 500mA anything rated below that would not work properly.
5. Always use the same port for connecting your devices. Some devices do not like being switched about. If switched they may want to install software / drivers again.
If you checked and fixed anything there and still have issues carry on reading.
Go to your control panel and then administrative tools, select Computer Management.
Now select Disk Management and expand the window.
Your drive should be listed here, if not then you need to check your computer hardware has not got any issues before proceeding.
If your drive is listed and says healthy then right click on it an select Properties, click Tools and then Error Checking, Check now, tick the two boxes and then Start.
This will attempt to fix most minor / common errors on the drive. It may also ask you to restart which is fine. Allow it to finish its work or you could corrupt the drive. If all went well you should be able to use it normally again.
If you drive was listed but did NOT say healthy then right click and select Format. Choose NTFS as the file system and do not tick any boxes you do NOT want quick format. Again start and let it do its thing. When it is done restart your computer and you should be good to go.
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