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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
well firstly if u wana recover ur data u have to make the external hdd power up but thats the major area of issue that its not powering up. the difference in plug doesnt make a difference cuz u can use the same plug,the voltage is same thorugh out in ur place from the substation. so it might be a possibility that when u connected ur hdd,the power ON/OFF switch was awredy ON IF hdd has one. so wat i feel is dat u can try opening the hdd and then connect the hdd to ur desktop with help of the BUS CABLE used to connect the HDDs in desktops. so in dat case i would suggest that u go through the manual of ur external hdd to see how to access the the casing in which the hdd is there.then if u happen to get thorugh n it turns on then u dont have to recover ur data. it would still be there. HOWEVER,its recommended that u dont try these things personaaly if u are'nt too tech savy. u shud consult a tech or a freind who knows abt this.
Posted on Oct 06, 2008
SOURCE: Flashing green power light
Spoke to maxtor. The blinking green light on the power cord is a problem with the external casing for the hard drive. Several of the posts talked about taking the case apart and connecting it to the pc to download information. I thought they were crackpots. After talking to the service tech on the website it looks like that is the only fix. So... based on all the posts with the same issue I may avoid this product line int he future. Hopefully it is truely a backup for you in which case toss the old one and buy a new ext. HD. If it isn't a backup take it apart gingerly, download the information, replace the hardrive.
Posted on Dec 19, 2009
Sounds like you have either bad voltage from your power adapter or a failed enclosure.
First thing to do is check the ac adapter your using, find the output Voltage, should be between 5-16V and the output Amperage, should be between .25A and 5A depending on the type of seagate enclosure you have.
Now look at the stickers on the outside of the drive enclosure to verify that it uses the same voltage and amperage. If it doesn't you're using the wrong adapter(easy mistake after a move). If it's the correct adapter then you may have had a failure in the enclosure.
The next thing to try is to take the drive to your local PC shop and ask the technicians there to transfer the hard drive inside it into a new enclosure for testing. If this works buy the new enclosure and you're on the way. If this also fails, something has failed in the drive itself and you will need the help of a pro. Have the technicians either return it to the original enclosure or pack it in a static free bag.
Now you have a couple options. I can refer you into one of several professional facilities depending on your needs. The most common one I use is www.armor-it.com They are the least expensive on average but average 4-5 weeks for non rush orders. If you need a faster turnaround and don't mind spending a few extra bucks, reply back and including your Country, City and State and I will refer you into an appropriate facility near you.
Posted on Jan 08, 2010
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Jun 05, 2013 | Seagate U6 (ST340810A) 40 GB Hard Drive
Seagate is a company that manufactures external hard drives.
These hard drives can be used to house large files or even to backup an entire hard drive.
When your Seagate external hard drive is not working properly, you might ready to send it into the company for repair.
Before you send it away, you can troubleshoot the problem and potentially save yourself a lot of time and grief.
Look over the power cable going from the wall outlet to the back of the Seagate hard drive. Make sure that there aren't any breaks or tears in the electrical wiring.
If there are breaks, replace the power cord.
Look over the power cable and make sure that it is plugged into the wall outlet in your home as well as plugged into the back of the hard drive.
Plug the power cable directly into the wall outlet or into a surge protector.
Do not plug the power cable into an extension cord.
Seagate Data Cable
Disconnect all of the USB devices that are plugged into your computer's USB ports except for your mouse and your keyboard.
Disconnect the Seagate external hard drive from your computer.
Unplug the power cable from the back of the Seagate external hard drive and restart your computer.
Wait until your computer has fully booted and then plug the power cable back into the hard drive.
Look over the USB data cable to make sure that there are breaks or tears in the cable.
Look over the ends of the cable where they meet the computer and the hard drive.
Make sure the pins are straight.
Replace the cable if needed.
Plug the data cable into the back of the hard drive.
Plug the data cable into your computer.
Hope this helps.
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