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Problem i have a fantom ex. drive 250gig sometimes the lights in front flickers from red to blue. sometimes it will reconize it but when looking at all my folders they are all empty if any one can help i would like it alot

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  • dogslave Jun 02, 2008

    Originally I had the Fantom hookup via USP to my Mac running 9.2.2 and it always worked great. I then switched it over to my MacPro running Leopard via a Firewire port. It worked fine for about a month or two, and then I started getting the fluttering blue/red light on start up and t the Mac won't recognize it. I've switched to the USB port, then back again. No luck. I tried running it back on the old machine, and it won't recognize it either. I do hear the drive spinning up, but it won't mount.

  • Anonymous Nov 24, 2008

    MyTitanium 250 now suffers from the flashing blue/red light, which seemsto indicate mechanical failure.

    The drive is clicking, and will notmount. Fantom will repair the drive if I mail it back to them, but theywon't recover the data.

    I don't care about fixing the drive, it's onlyworth $100. I WANT THE DATA BACK!!! There are 10,000 songs on it!

    leaser62816

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SOURCE: Fantom 160GB Har Drive power light alternating btw red and blue

Have you tried running a search from your start menu (in Windows XP, Vista)? If not, go there and then use the drop down line at the top of the window. It should register what drive is plugged into or hooked up to your computer.

Posted on Mar 23, 2009

Crankstart
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SOURCE: fantom titanium external light turns red on connecting

Hi,

Red is a failure warning but if it only hasppens with the usb plugged in it's mostly likey a failure in the IDE/SATA to USB conversion board.

Take the drive to your local PC shop, ask the techs there to pull the hard drive out of your phantom and test it in a new enclosure. If it works there, buy the enclosure, if it doesn't reply back and let me kow your Country, State and City and I can recommend a pro to look at the actual harddrive if you need files recovered from it.


Hope this helps FixYa

Posted on Sep 03, 2009

bruce508
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SOURCE: fantom drive is not being detected. Shows a solid

Since you've already tried different cables and computers, that eliminates a lot of things. Are there any configuration switches?

Possibly a cable or connector has come loose within the unit, particularly the edge connector that connects to the drive itself. If the unit is under warranty, try that first, espcially if you don't have important files that could be lost on the drive if you had to send it in for repair or replacement.

If you open it up, re-seat the connectors --- push them firmly into the drive PC board. If possible, remove each and put it firmly back into place. If that doesn't fix it, something is probably burned out and it is probably not something one can handle without access to factory replacement parts.

Posted on Sep 19, 2009

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SOURCE: Fantom hard drive red light!

There are no drivers for this unit. It is a plug & play unit that is one of the worst Fantom has ever offered. Very unreliable and many power cord problems.

I tried for several weeks to find the drivers over the net and researched a ton before I called Fantom Tech Support. The number is posted on New Egg under the their Mfg contacts

Posted on Oct 17, 2009

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SOURCE: Fantom 120 gb external usb harddrive

Make sure you are using the right power unit, or the power unit is working.

Posted on Dec 25, 2009

Crankstart
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SOURCE: Flashing red & blue light; drive cannot be accessed.

Hi Caroline,

First off, 5 years is a normal time for a drive to fail.

From your description either the drive has failed or the circuitry in the external enclosure.

If the drive is simply a backup drive, toss it and buy a new one. If on the other hand you have data on the drive that you need to recover, try taking it to your local PC shop and have the techs there move the hard drive into a new enclosure. If it works you'll have access to your files.

Either way I highly suggest buying a new backup drive as this one either has failed or is likely to soon.

If the drive transplant doesn't work and you need access to the files on the failed drive, comment back with your location(Country, State, City) and I can refer you to an appropriate pro.

Hope this helps FixYa,

Chris

Posted on Mar 26, 2010

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if your computer came with a motherboard disc the drivers could be on it
click start control panel administrive tools ,computer management ,device manager look through all of your devices if you see a yellow question mark?or exclamation mark ! or red x
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just replace the cable of the hard disk, when you plugged the external disk drive you got that windows could recognize the USB device change the cable everything should work fine again, sometimes the wires inside the cable will be damaged due to bending or stretching or placing heavy equipment upon the cable,
check the USB leads that attach to the motherboard usually red-white-green-black make sure they are securely seated and have no dust build up on them dust will cause static and a lot of unforeseen problems
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Hi,

Red is a failure warning but if it only hasppens with the usb plugged in it's mostly likey a failure in the IDE/SATA to USB conversion board.

Take the drive to your local PC shop, ask the techs there to pull the hard drive out of your phantom and test it in a new enclosure. If it works there, buy the enclosure, if it doesn't reply back and let me kow your Country, State and City and I can recommend a pro to look at the actual harddrive if you need files recovered from it.


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