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I have a 250 gb iomega external hard drive. When I plug it into my laptop, the light comes on on the hard drive but my laptop only reads it every now and then. Sometimes I have to unplug it several times before it works. My xbox 360 won't read it at all. It seems to me that this could be a problem with the usb cable. Any help is highly appreciated.

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  • davidjrangel Jul 28, 2010

    No AC power...just usb...it has a dual usb end...I have no idea what they're for. If I plug them both in it doesn't make any difference...

  • davidjrangel Jul 28, 2010

    No power plug...just a dual usb cable...not to sure what they're for but plugging them both in makes no difference...

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The 2 plugs are to get more power from the usb sockets. You could try to remove all non essential usb components and try again. It looks like its not getting enough power to the drive. I have had the same problem but resolved it that way..

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