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I have a Samsung Pleomax External Hard drive 4 GB. I all of sudden stop working. It flashes a Green and Amber light on the top but no computer will read it. Any suggestions.

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Green is steady or ready and amber light is activity remove the usb cable and plug it again

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Buy a new, compatible, disk-drive, and install it in the enclosure, to "revive" your external storage device.

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