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300gb no power

Have been using the hard drive for music videos etc been working fine up until this weekend Power supply green light flashes when hard drive plugged in and no green light on hard drive....what could be the problem and are there any solutions???

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I have a feeling its not the hard drive thats bad i think it sounds like the case .
you can try buying another case and transfering the hard drive to it the case is around $20.00

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