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Amber light hi..can i know why is the amber light is flashing on my hdd..

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If the flashing amber light doesn't go away, you've got a drive telling you it doesn't feel very well and should be replaced. This is covered in the pre-failure warranty and just place a call to Service to get it replaced.

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