Question about SimpleTech 250GB USB2.0 7200 RPM External 250 GB IDE Hard Drive

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Simpletech 500 gig usb plug in hard drive

The thing does not work. i plug it in and it tells me device can not start and it cant find drivers i really need help with this cus when i bought it, it started opening and pulling the warintee sticker off so now they wont take it back

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  • tbeck54 Mar 06, 2008

    I have the same problem. The Ac power connection was lost and now the drive won't work? It's not being recognized. I try another computer luck.
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There is a power consumption work-around untill a Y usb wire can be purchased; the main power cable must still be used at all times but this workaround should only remain temporary!!!
Simpletech should have included this so laptop users could use the drive as their capacity is better than the packaged slimmer simpletech portable backup drives for laptops, which does include the Y cable....
1) unplug usb while powered and unknown hardware is present on laptop...
2) turn power switch off from the external HDD...
3) return power switch to on from the external HDD...
4) plug in usb connection to laptop...
Autoplay should read from external HDD!!!
**** Save some $$$ and buy a Y shaped cable to provide sufficient amount of power from laptop usb
ports, cause it's necessary to use 2 of your ports to provide power in addition to the main power from HDD to wall****

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Is the drive running when connecto to power ans PC?
Try it on another PC.
Check the power supply if it is operated from an external power supply.
It it is self powered via the USB then this is a possible problem- the PC power supply cannot cope - Removing other USB devices may help here

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