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How can I power up my seagate 7200.11 500gb external h/drive to my pc

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If your OS supports this device ... plug in the power supply to proper voltage ... and connect the end to the device. Use a appropriate USB cable from the back of the Seagate and plug into an available USB connection on your computer.

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1. Turn off the power supply to the hard drive.
2. Turn off your PC/laptop.
3. Connect the hard drive to the PC/laptop.
4. Turn on both devices.

It worked with mine.


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  1. Unplug both the power cord and USB cable from the external Seagate hard drive.
  2. Restart your computer
  3. Plug back in both the power cord and USB cable from the external Seagate hard drive.
Comment back if this doesn't fix the issue.

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If the external USB Seagate hard drive houses a 31/2" drive then it requires an power adapter that provides +12 volts and +5 volts both supplying approx 2000mA of current.
If the Seagate uses a 21/2" (laptop) hard drive then it only requires +5 volts power adapter.
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New Seagate FreeAgentPro USB eSATA 500GB power on light not glows


Thank you for your reply.

I have solved the problem with local help.

Printed installation manual of Seagate 500 GB eSATA external hard drive has not properly mentioned how to use power on/off switch once connected to mains. I could get local help, who has already used the device. On/Off switch to be pressed for few seconds after mains connected, sometimes it comes automatically once power is on and USB cable pluged to the USB port of PC if power supply is ok. There is no indicator for the power supply (before device glows) after connected to the mains. I was in confusion whether power supply is ok or not.

Finally, It was found that the problem was with mains power supply and I have changed the power socket and adapter.

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