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My external hard drive has a faulty power cable and the red light is flashing. Could it be because the wire isn't inserted tight enough to cause the problem? Or could it be that the drive is defective?


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This is the error message for a defective hard drive
Running your drive with a faulty power cable is certainly a good way to attempt to destroy it.

Take the drive to a helpful computer dealer near you (preferably one who sells that model), and ask if they have another cable you can try on it right there at their shop.)

Or
ask around. You may also be able to find someone at your workplace who owns a similar drive and you can have them try it while you watch.

Or
If your drive has a standard AC adapter plug on the back, then try using a normal AC adapter on it, but be sure you have the voltage and negative or positive side set correctly first.

If other cables work, it might still be best to order the proper one.

In the event that you can't order another through a local dealer, contact the Internet site of your Hard Drive company and inquire about the cost of another cable.
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