Question about Verbatim 160GB USB FireLite: The "drive for perfection" is built into our line of FireLite portable external ... 160 GB Hard Drive

Open Question

Verbatim USB160 - flashing blue light when I plug in my MacBook OS X 10.5.8 Intel. Had previously had Time Machine working perfectly to this drive but now suddenly the laptop does not recognize it. Have tried another Mac and switched the cable ... still nothing but a flashing blue light. Any thoughts?

Posted by on

5 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 4 Answers

SOURCE: new verbatim 160gb usb external

I had a simliar problem. This is how I fixed it in XP;

Remove any attached external devices except the one having the
problem.

Go to:
1. Control Panel
2. Administative Tools
3. Computer Management
4. Under Storage right click on "Disk Mangement"
5. The bad drive should show up as Disk 1 with a black bar across
the top.
6. Right click on the bar.
7.Select " change drive letter and paths " and follow the instructions.
8. If number 7 does not work, go back to the menu and select
"Format". During the FORMAT I believe you will be asked to assign
a drive letter.
9. GOOD LUCK

I acutally had this problem with two different drives. I fixed the first one using the instructions above. But the second drive didn't even show up in Disk Management. I had to return it for a new one.

Posted on Mar 03, 2009

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: Verbatim portable hard drive not recognized by XP - works in 2000

Try it is different USB port of your PC. It worked for me.
Farhan

Posted on Nov 10, 2009

SOURCE: verbatim usb 160 external hard drive.

That model doesn't have an external power supply port.

Posted on Feb 23, 2010

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: hi, my verbatim usb 250 is not working. It has a

i was goinng thorugh same thing for weeks didnt know what to do so i took it and held it with the slim side and smacked it softly on my nee and it works:D no joke:D try it not tooo hard or else itll brake:)

Posted on May 08, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

First time user - what is backup procedure?


Open up time machine and allow it to make your drive a backup. If the drive is large and you don't want to make the whole drive a backup. Whatever is a backup cannot be used for anything else until formatted. It will direct you from there.

Feb 11, 2014 | Apple Macbook Pro, -2.4GHz Intel Core 2...

1 Answer

I have a Verbatium USB160 S/N JH8Y01 When I plug it into my laptop all I get is a flashing light on the drive. It did work at one time and I was able to back up to it. I read that the usb cable that came...


Does the drive have external power (D.C.) adapter? If not try to use a 2 ended usb plug to make sure the drive is being powered up. Does the computer see the drive? go to my computer\manage\diskdrives

Jul 12, 2011 | Verbatim 160GB USB FireLite: The "drive...

1 Answer

No computers will recognize my externaml Hard drive. Its model number is usb160. whenever i plug it in to anything, all it shows is a flashing blue light. Can you please help?


An external storage-device has four major components:

* the USB cable

* the power-adapter

* the disk-drive inside the enclosure

* the USB-to-disk-drive adapter inside the enclosure.

One of these components has failed.

Try a different USB cable.

Try connecting to a different USB port on your computer.

Try connecting to a USB port on a different computer.

Take a "multi-meter" and measure both the voltage and amperage output from the AC adapter, and compare with the specifications on the label on the adapter.

Open the enclosure, and remove the disk-drive, and then connect it as a "slave" disk-drive in a desktop computer, to see if it works at all.

Purchase a new, compatible, disk-drive, and install it in the enclosure, to "revive" your external storage device.

Get the part-number and serial-number from the label on your disk-drive, and access the manufacturer's web-site, and use "check warranty status", to see if they will replace the device, at minimal cost to you.

There exist commercial "data recovery" services that can try to repair your device, just long-enough to rescue and copy your files. For example, see: https://services.seagate.com/index.aspx?lng=en-US for a "no data - no charge" guarantee.

Dec 26, 2010 | Verbatim 160GB USB FireLite: The "drive...

1 Answer

I bought a verbatim 320 model. The blue light flashes on and off but the usb never loads. I can hear the drive wanted to boot but it just flashes on and off. I'ts able to work in my computer if I keep...


It seems that the disk-drive is "dying".
If it works, at least a bit, copy all the files from it onto your C: drive, or burn the files to DVD-writable disk(s).
Then, exercise the warranty to get it repaired/replaced.

Nov 01, 2010 | Verbatim 160GB USB FireLite: The "drive...

1 Answer

Unable to safely eject


Just completely "shutdown" your computer, and then disconnect the USB cable. Then, you should be able to manually "eject".

Apr 17, 2010 | Verbatim 160GB USB FireLite: The "drive...

1 Answer

Where can I get a new usb cord for my Verbatim usb160. It works if I wiggle the cord.


If your close to a radio shack they have them, you can also go to
www.monoprice.com

they sell just about any cable made and then some.

Jan 29, 2010 | Verbatim 160GB USB FireLite: The "drive...

1 Answer

I just got a Verbatim 320 GB/Go, USB 2.0. I have a MacBook running OSX (10.4.11). When I plug it in, there's a flashing blue light, no sounds or anything. According to the website, this only happens in...


Hi,

First let me let out a LMAO to there website. Although the Windows and Mac operating systems are still somewhat different in how they work, the computer you're running OSX on IS a standard "IBM-Clone" or PC and therefore and potential hardware issues are identical regardless of wether it is running Mac or Windows.

The Blue light blinking generally means one of only two things, one the hard drive is active and currently reading or writing files, or two, it has a hardware problem. The fact the light is on usually means you have a good power supply but there are numerous other problems that could cause this.

If you just bought the drive and haven't got any data that is only on this drive, take it back to the store you bought it at and ask to have it replaced as a faulty drive. If you do have any crucial data on the drive already, respond back and I will be happy to offer advice on how to retrieve it.


Chris

Aug 15, 2009 | Verbatim 160GB USB FireLite: The "drive...

1 Answer

My Verbatim 320GB portable drive will not work with my iBook G4


Called Verbatim support and they said it is a power issue. They will send you a USB Y cable to get power from both USB ports. Hope it works.

Jun 29, 2009 | Verbatim 160GB USB FireLite: The "drive...

2 Answers

Verbatim usb 160 external hard drive.


That model doesn't have an external power supply port.

May 26, 2008 | Verbatim 160GB USB FireLite: The "drive...

1 Answer

Hi ,i conect the verbatim#fw/usb160. on my macbook air and i cant make work ,and icon is not on my screen ?


The problem is likely to be the cable. The ones they gave you with the dirve are ****. Try a different one and see what happens. NOt very satisfying I know but better than nothing.

Craig Scott
Small Business Marketing Ideas

Apr 28, 2008 | Computers & Internet

Not finding what you are looking for?
Verbatim 160GB USB FireLite: The "drive for perfection" is built into our line of FireLite portable external ... 160 GB Hard Drive Logo

Related Topics:

431 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Verbatim Computers & Internet Experts

Martin Murray

Level 3 Expert

1623 Answers

Computer Links

Level 3 Expert

2385 Answers

Marcin

Level 2 Expert

191 Answers

Are you a Verbatim Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...