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My imation 320 gb 2.5 inch external hard disk cannot readby my laptop, but when i try it in some laptop my external is working there

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Either the USB ports on your computer are not working
(try some other USB device in those ports to disprove this)
or the USB ports are supplying insufficient voltage/amperage to your Imation device,
such that it does not operate.

Posted on Nov 13, 2010

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