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LeifH12345
2008-01-15, 03:18 PM
I have this 250 GB Magic external and it won't fully start up and turn on.

This has happened before but it worked after trying a few times. I've tried quite a few times and it just won't start. It makes noise as if it's about to start up and work, then stops. Any suggestions?

LeifH12345
2008-01-15, 03:21 PM
Ok, I just tried another 5 or 6 times (total about 30) and it worked. There must be something wrong though, what should I do?

direwolf-pgh
2008-01-15, 03:30 PM
archive & dump the drive

(you knew someone was going to say that)

saltman
2008-01-15, 03:44 PM
Might be the enclosure. Consider buying a new enclosure and transferring that drive over to the new one. Do a chkdsk on that drive before you waste your time.

LeifH12345
2008-01-15, 04:42 PM
archive & dump the drive

(you knew someone was going to say that)

Yeah, that was the best idea I could come up with as well. It might have to be what I do.

LeifH12345
2008-01-15, 04:43 PM
Luckily, I archived a bunch of stuff on the weekend, so if it craps out before I get a new one, I won't lose much.