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I had the same issue- light was blinking from red to blue, could not get my computers (I have a Mac and a PC) to recognize the drive, sounded like the drive wasn't powering up...
I replaced the Acom drive enclosure with a new one (CP Technologies). I don't know if the drive enclosure or power supply was at fault-- but it wasn't the internal drive. Plugged it in and amazingly all my data was back. For thirty bucks it was far less than sending out the drive to a 'data recovery' expert!
I had this EXACT same problem. Blinking blue light and the hard drive never powers on. VERY frustrating...I have a home studio was in danger of losing over a year's worth of original music. However, this problem has a solution which I read about on this site: "The problem was with the power source not the actual drive so I ended up pulling the drive out of the case and purchasing a new case from Newegg.com. It now works fine and only cost about $30 to fix." This is EXCELLENT advice and FixYa is the only place I read about this solution. Though I'm no newbie with computers, I certainly had never swapped out an external hard drive. But, in 30 minutes for about $30, this problem is TOTALLY SOLVABLE. I went to newegg.com and ordered this product:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817106095
an external Azio hard drive enclosure. Because I always used Firewire hard drives, I got an enclosure that accepted Firewire---however, many others are available with just USB 2.0. Following the directions that came with the enclosure, I removed my blue-light blinking, non-functional hard drive from its enclosure and placed it into the Azio. Now, the unit is working fine. No datawas lost and the Azio drive seems to be working properly. THIS IS A FANTOM HARDWARE PROBLEM---NOT SOFTWARE PROBLEM! I encourage the MANY people who have complained about Fantom drives and gotten no assistance to try this solution and avoid Fantom in the future. To whoever posted this solution: thanks a million. You made my day. www.ediesedgwick.biz
This problem suggests either a problem with the enclosure electronics or your drive is having electrical/physical problems.
First thing I would do is:
If running Win2K, WinXP or Vista, check the System event log for errors relating to the "Disk".
If no errors, try another USB port or another computer. See what happens.
The Blue light is power, the red light is activity, a constant red light means interface problems (as noted above).
There are more troubleshooting procedures after the above, but for now they are a bit premature (and lengthy).
Let me know what happens.
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