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November 22, 2009 9:56:50 AM

This external hard drive switched off .
Its blue indicator light is on , but it does not work and does not show on "My Computer"
Where do I go to switch it back on again??
November 22, 2009 10:35:24 AM

You need to pull out your DMM and check the voltage output of the power brick...
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November 22, 2009 11:03:16 AM

Hi Marcellis22
What does DMM stand for ?
What is and where is the powerbrick ?
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November 22, 2009 11:06:13 AM

Digital multimeter, voltage meter... you said external hard drive, you have to have some way of powering the drive, usually a usually a step down transformer, i.e., a wall wart/ power brick!
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November 22, 2009 8:44:49 PM

Sorry Marcellis22 ,,This external hard drive is only connected to the computer by USB cable .No powerfeed involved
Plugged it this morning in a different spot on the tower itself instead of to my 7 spot hub . It showed for half a minute and then I got the message : "Windows delayed write failed"
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November 23, 2009 2:27:37 PM

If you're using a drive that's powered by the USB cable you should plug it directly into one of the USB ports on the computer case itself. A hub has to distribute power from it's one connection to the computer down to multiple devices and it probably doesn't have enough to run the drive.
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November 29, 2009 11:17:07 PM

The prblem has been solved . Thank you all for the help !! :wahoo: 
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