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IOmega external desktop hard disk won't run when connected.

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Try to use different usb port if not waorked then change the cable ...

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Hello there,

What type of OS are you running ( Windows # )

What type of motherboard

Here is what i would do to start off with,


STEP ONE - Check all connections
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  2. Check the ends of the USB data cable to ensure that they are not damaged.
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