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The power light on my external hard drive just keeps blinking green and the hard drive will not turn on. Any ideas?

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Try replacing all the leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions + IDE,SATA and the ones that attach from your motherboard to hard drive
replace them they are probably old and faulty ?
good luck

Posted on Sep 07, 2010

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