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SEAGATE 500GB USB 2.0 SLIM HARD DRIVE Where can I get the driver. I can't get mine to work. the detector light remains red, and my pc says it is not recognized. Thanks.

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Here's what you should to, to solve this:
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have you try connect your pen drive to the same usb port, is it working?
If Pendrive is working but not the Seagate hardisk. Most propably is your USB power is not enough to support the External Seagate hard disk, you need to supply more power to the Seagate hard disk by using USB Y cable(1 end connect to Seagate hardisk where the other end got 2 USB connector to connect to your PC).

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