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When powers up I hear hard drive to start, and then it shuts down. The red light flashes.

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For more tips, suggestions, etc.

Check out my guide here:

http://rescuetechla.blogspot.com/

Please feel free to email me any other questions and please don't forget to rate!

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Thanks!

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