Question about SmartDisk FireLite 40 GB Hard Drive
I saw your emial in a bulletin board.. i am having trouble with my usb firelite getting powered up and recognized by either computer... sometimes when i wiggle it it lights up...have not been able to get device recognized or anything. I got a new external hard drive today so I am hoping to get everything off the firelight and moved over to the new hard drive.
You don't say what you wiggle on drive, this sounds like power port has come adrift from circuitboard or if you have got a friend with the same unit check you power supply on his and if all is ok then try his on yours and see resaults if same resaults then and only then open the unit if your unit is more than 1 yrs old you can open it next check all conections leading in to the unit to hard drive if the power connector to hd is wobbly remove power plug from hdd and use a small opend -ended screwdriver and close the gaps in power plug and plug it back to hdd and try power again to unit if all is well you can close up.
but if same resaults then get your soldering iron out and solder but use a low heat soldering iron and remove circuitboard out you will nee some one to hold the board while you solder the middle pin back as this often come loose during use.
wait for solder to go cold and the board is cold then reconnect all cables to board.
I Hope this is helpful
Posted on Jul 06, 2008
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