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Drive light not working

The drive fell over or was knocked over. The light on the dirve does not come on. The computer does not recognize the drive. The power supply is putting out 12 volts as it is supposed to

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Check the power supply bon the external h/d. Mine were bent in moving apt. and all I did was slowly bend then back and it waorks fine

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