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external hdd problems

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by nyrol, Jan 30, 2005.

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  1. nyrol

    nyrol Thread Starter

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    Hi.
    I have an External Enclosure that came with an LG cd burner. I took the burner out and put in my old 40 gb hdd because I just want to use it for a crappy old laptop that only has 2 gb on it. I installed it the way it told me to and set it up correctly but when I flip the power switch, nothing happens. The computer it came from was fried in a power outtage but now i am well protected against an occurance like that. Could my hdd also be fried? I believe it is a western digital and it was bought 2 months before the computer was toast.
    Help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you,
    Alex Busman
     
  2. gotrootdude

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    If the power supply blew in the PC it came from, it could have blew out the drive as well.. When a power supply blows, it can take any other component as well. That's why we push using a quality power supply!
     
  3. winbob

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    nyrol,

    Install the HD DIRECTLY into a PC and see if it works! Or use the 2GB in the enclosure to see if the enclosure works correctly.
     
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