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SimpleTech External Hard Drive 320GB Not turning ON

It was just working a few days ago, and now when I turn the Switch ON it doesnt turn on, i have the USB cord plugged in and the power cord is plugged in. I am usually pretty good with figuring things out, but i dont know what happened, I just bought this,and now it is not working?? help?

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  • clong2 Feb 24, 2008

    I know the solution to mine ... the power supply died ... so I took it back and got a different brand and one that didnt need to be plugged into with an AC jack.

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Don't worry...You have just to buy new external...Hdd is fine...

Posted on Feb 21, 2008

  • staqi3 Sep 27, 2010

    what do you mean by External? you mean power adapter?

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