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External Hard disk ac adapter problem

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by NikoBelic, Mar 27, 2012.

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  1. NikoBelic

    NikoBelic Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    I have a seagate 2tb external hard disk. Recently it refused to respond and I fugured out that it was the power cord that was causing all the problems.so i bought a replacement-a chinese one. From the tech shop, I tested the ac adapter and it worked.but as soon as i brought it into my house, it didnt work. there was no sound and the fuse is fine.the ac adapter is 12v 3A.I have since bought a second one which had the same effect.I need some help here.what could the problem be?
     
  2. Elvandil

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    The hard drive or its enclosure.
     
  3. NikoBelic

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    the ac adapter.sorry the problem is more of the ac adapter because up to now I'm assuming that my hard disk still works.
     
  4. Noyb

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    The Problem could be ... "The Hard Drive or the Enclosure" ... Where the power brick is a part of the enclosure.
    The only way you can find out is to put the HDD in another enclosure.
     
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    How do you know that it's just the power adapter that quits working at your house ???
    You got a Voltmeter ???
     
  7. NikoBelic

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    Before I came home I tested the AC adapter with my hard disk and it was working fine.It has happened twice with two different ac adapters. No, i dont have a voltmeter.Do i need it?
     
  8. Noyb

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    Same computer away or at home ???
     
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    This is a problem when you don’t make your own externals by getting an enclosure and a HDD.
    You have to rip the external apart to get to the HDD to test it .. Or replace the enclosure.
    This would void any warranty … And if you sent the external back for the warranty, you’ll probably loose all the data in it.

    Is it still in Warranty ??? ... Do you have a copy of the contents ???
     
  10. NikoBelic

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    I dont know any better way to put it, but the hard disk is 100% fine.that I'm sure of.Its the AC adapters that I keep replacing that keep dissapointing me, and I cant get hold of another original adapter like the one i used before.not in the market here.
     
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    Does the external have an On > Off power switch ....
    Or is it one of those that's supposed to Automatically know what you want to do ???
     
  12. NikoBelic

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    No.It doesn have an on off switch.it goes on automatically.and if it is connected but inactive for a while it will turn to sleep mode.
     
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