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Verbatim usb 160 external hard drive.

My new usb 160 hard drive no work when connect to my computer, only flash de blue light.

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  • happybanana Jun 04, 2008

    My verbatim 160 GB firewire/usb portable hard drive does not mount itself when I connect it to my Mac powerbook G4. Only blue light comes on. 

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

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Try getting an external power supply from Verbatum. The drive might not be getting sufficient power from the USB port.

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