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Light on front just blinks

When I plug in my external hard drive, the light on the base of it just blinks instead of actually coming on fully. Why?

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This could be for several reasons. Normally a light blinking on a hard drive is to say that the disk is being accessed. but if it happnes for a long period of time, then you might have a issue with the disk itself.

i suggest that you try the device on another PC, a friends or relatives. if you have the same problem , i am afraid that you might have a disk error

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