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Smartdisk VST Firewire Disk is not powering up. What can be done?

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If the power adapter or internal ciruitry is damaged, the simplest repair is to take the drive to a PC shop and have them transfer the harddrive from that enclosure to a new one. Assuming that works, you're back in business. If that fails reply back with your Country, State and City and I will be happy to direct you to a data recovery Pro who can help you retrieve you data.


Hope this helps FixYa,

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The Macintosh should not require a driver for a USB disk drive.

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Click start control panel administrive tools,computer management,device manager scroll down cd-dvd rom drives you might see a yellow question /exclamation mark ? ! or a red X right click to update driver

or select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver or uninstall then reinstall

if this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem if you cant see your disk drive in windows explorer
Close all open programs

Click on Start, Run, and type regedit and press Enter
Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

SYSTEM

CurrentControlSet

Control

Class

{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.

Upper Filters

Lower Filters

Upper Filters.bak

Lower Filters.bak

If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete

After deleting the keys, close the registry editor
Reboot your computer

Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone. or


you might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd/dvd restart your computer then plug them back this should activate the found new hardware wizard or
you might have to uninstall then restart your computer then reinstall your DVD/CD then reinstall the driver for this device

hope this helps you

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I would like to remove all the old data from my Smartdisk usb flb160. How do I do that


Connect the SmartDisk.
Open "My Computer".
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What external power does SmartDisk FireLite FWFL120-N take?


Many USB power supplies will have the right plug. I picked one up by buying a cheap USB hub, What you want to look for (most likely on the bottom of the power supply) is VOLTAGE Output: 5.0 VDC, POWER Output: 1.0 amp or (1000ma) and the center hole is the positive side. I have even seen some BluTooth earpiece charges that supply what you need.

Hope that this will help.
AAirwolf

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MY Apple computer all of a sudden is not recognizing my 160GB Firelite. It has power but when plugged in the icon won't appear on the desktop and I can't access the drive? Was working earlier in the day.


Try going to utilities in the applications folder, in utilities select disk utility and see if the drive shows up, if so select repair disk after selecting the SmartDisk. If not showing select your hard drive and run repair permissions and see if it helps. Failing this you need a 3rd party disk repair solution like DiskWarrior. The information is still there!

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Try control panel / admin tools / comp management / in left pane select disk management / .......now if you can see the drive there (right click it) you should be able to map it using change drive letter and paths... good luck hope this works

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I'm having problems connecting FireLite portable hard drives to my mc.


1. Check operating system version sometimes its just the version not all mac versions like externals.

2. Under disk manager if the drive does not appear 9 times out of 10 its not compatable with the os your using.


Thanks

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Try plugging your hard drive into your mac, open "Disk Utility" select your hard drive in the list on the side, Click RAID, change the Volume Format to MS-DOS (FAT), and it should work.
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