Question about PC Desktops

1 Answer

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.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 172 Answers

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

Posted on Jul 02, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Dell Precision T3500 wont boot 1-3 lights blinking


An amber light means your computer isn't reading the hard drive or CD right, Take it to a professional to get this corrected

Dec 16, 2013 | Dell Precision PC Desktops

2 Answers

Amber flashing light GX620


LOL... If you haven't already fried your motherboard by using your modified PSU (And that's a big IF), then you need to buy a new PSU with similar specs and connection plugs (ie. a 24pin main) as the original PSU that came with the PC.

May 31, 2012 | Dell PC Desktops

3 Answers

Amber light flashing on switching on the pc why?


HI,

A blinking amber light means that there is a problem with the power supply or the motherboard. I know that could be a number of things. Perhaps you could give some additional information.

1) Does the green light come on on the motherboard?
2) Do any/all of the fans work? Power supply or computer cooling.
3) Do you get any other lights? CD/DVD player?

You may have to get someone to see if your power supply outputs are all good.

I hope that gives you some starting points.

Thanks for using Fixya.

Nov 11, 2010 | Dell Dimension 5150 (DIM515MIN) PC Desktop

1 Answer

Screen will not come on hard drive light no light checked power supply is ok


Things to check:
  1. Power led on the front of the tower, it should be solid green when on. Flashing Amber is generally an indication of a bad power supply inside the tower
  2. Power LED Solid AMBER indicates system is not finishing the power on self test (POST) and you remove all connections from the tower except power and try turning on again. If no change, remove all PCI and PCI-E cards from system, try again, no change replace motherboard.
  3. On the back of the tower are 4 diagnostic LEDs near the ps2 ports marked ABCD, after the POST, during a normal boot the will flash in several sequences and with boot is finished all 4 should be green. If they stop an a different pattern, then that indicates a failure Yellow Yellow Green Green indicate bad RAM for example
  4. If the LEDs on front and back are Green then the system appears to be booting but the monitor display is not functional

Feb 05, 2010 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

2 Answers

Dell dimension 2400 blinking amber light


1. Remove All External Devices
2. Check the Computer's Power LED
3. If the power LED has not changed unplug the Power Cable From the Computer Disconnect All Hard Drive Power and Data Cables and power on the computer. If still no go.
4. Remove All PCI, PCI-E, and AGP Expansion Cards .
5. Remove All Memory From the Computer
6. Reseat the ATX and 12-Volt Connections . The ATX connector will be a 4 pin square connector connecting to the motherboard from the power supply and the 12-Volt Connection would be the biggest connector with a lot of colored wires.
7. If still no go.
8. Disconnect the Power Connection to the Chassis Fan
9. If the light still flashes then it could be a power supply or motherboard failure. Try a good know power supply first and if that does not fix the problem it is the motherboard. Also check the back of the tower for 4 lights lables ABCD or 1234.
Rate if useful.

Aug 11, 2009 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

2 Answers

Can't boot up Dell 5100 Dimension, amber light flashes


When you mean the amber light, is that the blinking hard drive access light or the power light? Different cases have different colors on it. Mine has blue and green lights.

If you see the boot screen (bios) and then after it goes to boot, does it blink and hang?

This could be a simple operating system issue, hard drive or hardware/motherboard issue. If you could provide more information, that would help.

Jun 28, 2009 | Dell Dimension 5100 (D51L1) PC Desktop

2 Answers

4600C no power, flashing amber light


i have a dimension 4600c. same problem. amber flashing light no sounds. replaced my power source and its now working fine. bought one on ebay for $47

Apr 11, 2009 | Dell XPS 700 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Dell xps 410 wont complete post


Sorry Dead Motherboard needs replacing
hardware issue

Mar 24, 2009 | Dell PC Desktops

1 Answer

Windows XP won't start


The amber light is the error light on a Dell. It can mean a few things. 1. RAM has went bad, not properly seated. 2. Video card has went bad or come unseated. 3. Power supply is not working properly; or 4. Motherboard has went bad. Hope this helps & please remember to rate my answer.

Jan 02, 2009 | Dell Dimension 2350 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Freecom 400 GB external hard drive not being read by computer an re-installing Freecom Personal suite. When I turn on the external hard drove the power light comes on ( and stays on) and the drive itself...


hi there,
sounds like you have a hardware problem...you should look into trying this drive on another system to see if the same thing is happening without the drive software ...and if it works try to recover all your data from this drive as soon as possible...hardware problems are most time intermittent ... so they work now then say after a while they stop...

Apr 13, 2008 | PC Desktops

Not finding what you are looking for?
PC Desktops Logo

Related Topics:

46 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top PC Desktops Experts

joecoolvette
joecoolvette

Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18299 Answers

Are you a PC Desktop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...