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I have a flashing light on my Fantom hard drive light. Did it crash?

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The disk-drive has malfunctioned.

Search online for a professional "data recovery service".
For a significant fee, they can repair your disk-drive,
just long-enough to copy your files to a new disk-drive.

If it still has a valid WARRANTY, exercise the warranty to get it repaired/replaced.

If the warranty has expired, then open the case, remove the disk-drive, buy a new "compatible" disk-drive, connect it, and thus "revive" your external storage device.

Posted on Oct 24, 2010


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When i turn on my fantom green drive the green light keeps flashing

If the light turns on (mine was blue) but the drive is not recognized on your computer desktop that most likely means the drive does not have enough power. This happened to me too, and I took it to a computer expert and he said the drive was not even spinning. So it was either the external power source that broke or the internal power source, the power panel that broke. I took it to a batter plus and tested the wattage for the external power source and it was okay so then i took the entire drive apart and disconnected the naked hard drive from the power panel. Then I purchased "SATA to USB" cables (runs around 10-20 bucks) and connected the naked hard drive that way to the computer and it worked. So the problem is basically that the internal power panel is not working, and i had 2 fantom drives that both had this problem and they both worked after i did what i just said.. so I think your drive has the same problem since the light comes on but the drive is not spinning. Take it apart, buy some SATA to USB cables and it should work.

Sep 30, 2010 | Fantom Drives 120 GB Hard Drive

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The drive takes more time every day to be recognized.Currently over 45 minutes. What should I do?

Does it do this just on your machine or on all machines?

Backup whatever data you have on it because it sounds as if it may crash on you.

Oct 22, 2009 | Fantom Drives 120 GB Hard Drive

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Fantom titanium external light turns red on connecting


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

Sep 03, 2009 | Fantom Titanium Hard Drive

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MY fantom drive TFDU20072 200 gb has worked for years, but today when I turned it on it doesn't show up on the hard drive of my mac. the light is constantly red with a blue flash every second or so. it...

Try the basics first. Unplug and let sit for a while before rebooting the drive. Then if nothing, get a copy of Disk Warrior and you may be able to regain access to the drive in order to save your data.

Aug 15, 2009 | Fantom Titanium Hard Drive

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Sounds like your drive is trying to recalibrate itself which is what the clicking noise is. This is similar to the post routine for your motherboard when you boot up to ensure everything is operating properly. You indicated the drive may have suffered some physical damage and this is a result of that. Probably a head crash and one of the heads is damaged or the calibration track is damaged. Try switching the heads with another drive of the same model. If it comes up (calibrates) get your data off fast and consider yourself lucky. If it doesn't come up then it is dead. You can call one of the repair services listed on the net or try contacting the manufacturer for their opinion. Good luck, but I think you have a very serious problem.

Aug 10, 2009 | Fantom Titanium Hard Drive

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Light blinking from Blue to Red

  1. 99 times out of 100 this means the hard drive has crashed.
The clicking sound is the key. If the data is critical you may need a specialist to retrieve it, if not, you can take it apart and replace the drive.

External drives with IDE drives get very hot because there is no fan in them usually. I recommend leaving it off unless you are using it. I have had hard drives crash on several very expensive ones...and they are usually only warranteed for a year.

Jul 31, 2009 | Fantom Drives 120 GB Hard Drive

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Fantom 120 gb external usb harddrive

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

May 13, 2009 | Fantom Drives 120 GB Hard Drive

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FULL fantom external usb harddrive is not acknowleged after power outage running check disk.

ACS Data Recovery specializes in Fantom hard drives, and can perform successful recoveries on any model Fantom hard drive. If you have a crashed Fantom hard drive, please call us today to get a quote: 1-800-717-8974

unless you fancy trying to connect the drive inside the unit directly to a pc by taking the box a part.

Jul 18, 2008 | Fantom Titanium Hard Drive

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Lights are flashing

Here is a fix.
Open the drive case up. Inside is a SATA hard drive. If you reseat the drive it may correct the problem. If not you can put it into a computer and see if you access the drive.

We used a Linux boot CD in case their was a problem with the data. We used KNOPIX. THe data was intact and we did a backup befroe we put the drive back together.

They also offer a restore service if you get an RMA.

Feb 13, 2008 | Fantom Titanium Hard Drive

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