hard drive not working

  cooki8c 19:07 01 Jul 2007
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my external hard drive is not working, by which I mean
it lights up and slowly the light fades away and goes out can anyone give me a hint on what may be wrong and can it be fixed

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  howard64 20:14 01 Jul 2007

could be a bad power connection? take its lead out and push it back in. Try moving it to a new usb slot.

  Diemmess 21:00 01 Jul 2007

It does have its own low voltage supply doesn't it?

A few cases do not have this, and a powered hub is the only way to avoid overload on the US Bus in the computer.

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