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Light on the drive is not on and my laptop is not reading it as a drive

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If the light is indicating "no power", then it won't be recognized.

Borrow a "multimeter", and check that the power-supply for the external drive is putting-out the correct voltage/amperage.

Try disassembling the external drive, and connecting the disk-drive as a "slave" drive in a desktop computer, to see if the disk-drive itself is OK.

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