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Seagate 300GB ST3300601U2-RK

There is no power showing to the external hard drive, when connected to cable the green light on the power supply lead/ black box flashes, but the drive will not start?? When you disconnect the power supply cable from the hard drive the green light on the power supply lead/ black box remains constantly on (as it always used to be when in operation).

Is this a problem with the cable/ power supply or the hard drive??

The drive is about 15months old?

thanks, sanyu

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  • sanyu Jan 31, 2008

    Its not worked, theres no difference when i tried a new USB cable!!!

    The hard drive has a seperate power supply cable, and when you remove the cable from the back of the hard drive the green light on power supply box (unit that converts 240v to 12v) remains constantly on like any normal power supply unit/ cable. However as soon as its connected to the hard drive the light starts to flash!! There is no evidence that the hard drive is getting power as it will not switch on?? is there something wrong with the cable/ supply or part of the hard drive?? what would have caused such a thing to start happening??


  • sanyu Jan 31, 2008

    I havent tried openig case as thought that would be risky!!! not sure how to either as it seems well sealed and cant see how it could be opened without damaging the casing!! what do you suggest???

  • drcapheonix Sep 30, 2008

    I Have The Same Problem, I Have The Seagate 7200.10 External Out The Case And tried Placing It In A Standard Pc Tower, The Tower Wont Power Up, So I Will Buy Another Hard Drive he Same Model And Swap The Controll Boards And Try And Transfer All My Dater



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Usb cable provides power to your hard drive.

try to use new cable.

hopes it works.

pls. confirm

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