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Hard drive no longer on computer

Computer doesn't see hard drive...light blinks red and blue

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Try checking your power cord adapter.
I found the same problem was with the cord.
Luckily, I had another Acomdata HD cord to check the problem.

Posted on Sep 02, 2008

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