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Lost power supply for Seagate 3.5 external drive

Hi,
I have this drive: http://www.seagate.com/support/disc/iguides/external/100410824.pdf
and misplaced the power supply for it. I'm trying to figure out if it's safe to use another power supply I have for a different external hard disk, with this one. The other power supply I have is called a "switching adapter"; it's for a Western Digital 'My Book' external hard drive; it has input of 100-240v- 50/60Hz, and output of 12v -- 2A.
Any advice appreciated. Thanks very much in advance!

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  • automattic Apr 07, 2008

    Thank you. How do I check to see if the polarities match?

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HI,

You can definetly use that.But my suggestion is to get the original power supply.Just don't make the other power cord as permanent one.Use it as temporary one untill you get the original one..

I hope iam clear..

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  • Priya darshan Apr 07, 2008

    No the polarities cannot be matched.I mean it will differ in the original as well as duplicate one.That is why i suggested you to not to make it for a permanent use just use it temporarily until you get the original one.

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Yes it will work, external hard drives basically all can handle the same amount of power and this one is no exception. Have a good day and please don't forget to rate this solution

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    Benjamin Patri Apr 07, 2008

    Polarities will not match exactly but it should work just fine

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You can use it, just make sure that the polarities are the same as the original.

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  • Jaime Hernandez Apr 07, 2008

    Check the picture below and make sure you see the same symbol on the hard drive and the same on the AC power adapter.

    The negative(-) is connected to the outer conductor and the positive(+) is connected to the inner conductor.

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