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Old 2008-01-15, 03:18 PM
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Unhappy External H/D won't turn on

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?
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Old 2008-01-15, 03:21 PM
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Re: External H/D won't turn on

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?
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Old 2008-01-15, 03:30 PM
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Re: External H/D won't turn on

archive & dump the drive

(you knew someone was going to say that)
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Old 2008-01-15, 03:44 PM
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Re: External H/D won't turn on

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.
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Old 2008-01-15, 04:42 PM
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Re: External H/D won't turn on

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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.
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Old 2008-01-15, 04:43 PM
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Re: External H/D won't turn on

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.
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