Page 1 of 2. Click “Add” to insert your video. Visit our network of sites: More Print this page Share this page. A 5 Volt adapter which plugs into the wall OR one that plugs into your cigarette lighter plug in a car will cure this problem. Do not plug into a USB hub or docking station.

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The 2nd connector is needed because some USB ports do not provide enough power by themselves. I’ve tried this on two different computers with the same results.

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When I go to My Computer, there is no icon for the Hotdrive. For less than the price of two 1 or 2 gig flash drives you could get a mobile hard drive with an external enclosure.

While on the right hand side is room for the 2. Luckily, this isn’t the same for current external storage solutions. With Bytecc including the very beneficial accessory of a leather wallet to house the HDU2, it is now even easier to transport your external storage device.

Although zip drives offered capacities significantly greater than that of floppy drives, the unit and zip disks were rather slow and expensive. It may not be getting enough power. Legal Disclaimer, Privacy Policy Contact.


You can try to use a different Hard drive enclosure because this can also be a problem with the enclosure, if the new hard drive enclosure works goodbut if still not working you can try to take that hard drive out of its enclosure then connect it to a laptop and hopefully that way we can retrieve the data on it Other enclosures tested with this drive proved a single cable was just fine in those cases too.

Helpful 0 Not Helpful Flag. Is there a solution to this problem? Refurbished XX Drive Case. Now, when I plug in the two USB cables, the green light comes on and the green arrow in my tool bar on the computer comes on, but nothing else happens – the computer is not reading the hard drive.

I hope this solution is helpful.

Posted on Sep 14, How can this be resolved. Try to use Nokia charger to power it up separately or look for a usb cable with 2 plugs. You can’t post conmments that contain an email address.

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You could buy two flash drives but there is another alternative. First make sure you have a clean tidy surface to work on, those screws are awfully small and will go hhotdrive in the blink of an eye. The external drive simply is not getting enough power. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. It will not work with Mac stuff.


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One time, an orange light came on on the hard drive and went click click click before the green light came on. It was only a few years ago when tape and zip drives were the popular external storage solutions but now they are simply not commonplace.

Try connecting your drive into a USB 2. David Payne Level 3 Expert Answers. The enclosure itself is almost as important as the HD inside.

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Posted on Jan 02, Instant Repair Help over the Phone 6ya. Please enter a valid email address. The Hotdrive is powered from a PC’s USB port and no external power is necessary, though a 5 volt power adapter port is available.