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My external firelite model #USBFLB40, stop work today, i tried in other laptoop, and its work but after i disconnect, i want to used it again, and dosent work, ether my lap, nether the other lap... what can i do??

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1. It may be due to the electronics in the USB case.
You can purchase a new case and install the hard drive and connect to the USB port to your laptop/PC.
If the drive is not seen after this then the drive itself may be damaged.
If you disconnected the USB drive without "safely removing it in Windows it may have damaged the hard drive controller.

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I need to locate a mother board for a firelite model #USBFLB40-C any suggestion? Or where can I get a new USB power data plug soldered on the old board? Thank you.


Yes I would take the Harddrive out of the SmartDisk FireLite external harddrive, and install it into an economical external enclosure.

Looking up reviews just now I know that it's a laptop sized harddrive that's inside.
(The Harddrive inside is 2.5 inches across in width. 2-1/2 inches)

I don't know however if it is an IDE or SATA unit.
But you will know once you get the case open, and view the Harddrive inside.

One example of a 2.5 IDE external enclosure,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1086960&CatId=2782

One example of a 2.5 SATA external enclosure,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3195233&CatId=2783

One example of an external enclosure that will support IDE or SATA harddrives that are 2.5,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7041055&CatId=2783


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joecoolvette

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How do I open a smartdisk firelite model # USBFLB40


Go ti My computer icon, right click on it and click on explore. Should be show your new drive. If this is the case, right click the new HD in click on explore to see what is in there. My PC Doctor NJ

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I have a firelite smartdisk portable hard drive usbflb40. I need th driver for it. Where can I down load it. Thanks


http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/Other-DRIVERS-TOOLS/Others/SmartDisk-FireLite-Driver.shtml

there you go!

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I cannot have access to my FireLite Model #USBFLB40 .I get error


Try updating Windows first.
Next update your drivers for the device from the company website.
Restart your computer without the device plugged in.
After all is loaded, try plugging it in again and see if Windows will pick it up.

Hopefully this will help.

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I have a firelite model USBFLB40-C it was working fine yesterday but today I can't access it. The light blinks but my computer nor two other computers recogize it. I have about 15 GB of information I need...


Hi Terry,

We can definitely help you with this issue. If the drive has been tested on more than one computer you have already finished the first diagnostic for us. The next step is to remove the harddrive from the enclosure and install it in a new enclosure as this is the next most likely solution.

If you do not have the skill/tools to safely perform the operation pop into your local PC shop and ask one of the technicians to move the old 40GB drive into a new enclosure for you to test if the drive is working. If it is working in the new enclosure buy it and be on your way. I would also suggest buying a new external as 40GB drive must be at least 3-4 years old and mean time to failure averages 5 years.

If they test the drive and it doesn't work in the new enclosure, reply back with your Country, State and City and I will refer you to an appropriate pro who can recover the data for you.

Either way let me know how you make out,

Chris

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I devised these simple steps that tend to remedy quite a few issues with most portable / external hard drives (though not always)
A few things to check but assumes USB and Windows for other interfaces / operating systems similar steps may be adapted to suit.

1. Ensure it is connected directly to the computer to a USB 2.0 port not a USB 1.0 port as this can have effects on performance and reliability
2. Use only the cables that came with it NOT one that fits that may have been lying around or is longer. Not all USB cables are equal even though they should be)
3. Do not connect through an external USB HUB unless that hub is USB 2.0 AND has its own power supply.
4. Use ONLY the power supply that came with it if it has an external power supply
Don’t use any other unless you know it has both the same voltage and current rating e.g. 12V 500mA anything rated below that would not work properly.
5. Always use the same port for connecting your devices. Some devices do not like being switched about. If switched they may want to install software / drivers again.
If you checked and fixed anything there and still have issues carry on reading.
Go to your control panel and then administrative tools, select Computer Management.
Now select Disk Management and expand the window.
Your drive should be listed here, if not then you need to check your computer hardware has not got any issues before proceeding.
If your drive is listed and says healthy then right click on it an select Properties, click Tools and then Error Checking, Check now, tick the two boxes and then Start.
This will attempt to fix most minor / common errors on the drive. It may also ask you to restart which is fine. Allow it to finish its work or you could corrupt the drive. If all went well you should be able to use it normally again.
If you drive was listed but did NOT say healthy then right click and select Format. Choose NTFS as the file system and do not tick any boxes you do NOT want quick format. Again start and let it do its thing. When it is done restart your computer and you should be good to go.
If you still have problems with the drive you might want to look at other areas.

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My Windows 98Se OS does not recognize the USBFLB40-C Lot No JH570s


If the Windows 98SE driver installation steps do not proceed smoothly, try the following steps to remove, then re-install the drivers:
  1. With the FireLite connected to the USB port, open My Computer, then Control Panel, then System. Click on the Device Manager tab and make sure the View devices by type option is selected.
  2. Expand the listing (click on the “+”) for Universal Serial Bus Controllers near the bottom of the list.
  3. If you see an entry with an alert icon (yellow exclamation symbol or question mark), right click on the entry and choose Remove.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3, expanding (if present) the listing for Other Devices.
  5. Exit all the windows opened in step 1.
  6. Disconnect the FireLite from the PC’s USB port.
  7. Reboot your computer.
  8. Again try the driver installation steps that came with the driver you downloaded.

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Most likely the vacuum and not the ants. The vacuum could have given it a dangerous charge or vibration. You may need to extract the drive from the enclosure. It possible ( hopefully) that the enclosures bridge board failed instead of the drive. When you extract the drive, you will see....its construction is made well, and can stand up to crittters..


keep me posted.

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