28th December 2007, 10:23 AM
External Hard Disk Down Twice!!
I bought a Seagate 3.5" External Hard Disk but it went off power twice. The external hard disk is okie. But my power adapter (Black rectangle box) went "pop" and that's that, no power anymore. I changed to another casing (with another power adapter and cable), now went "pop" AGAIN!!! and my hard disk cannot work!!! Very fed up man.
My external hard disk rating is shown as "+5V 0.72A, +12V 0.52A", both the power adapters shown "Output: 12 V 1.5 A, 5V 1.5A".
Any expert here can tell me what is wrong with my external hard disk or power adapter. It would also be great if you can tell me which shop (honest and reputable, think i got carrot from those 2 shops) i can buy an power adapter, I don't think i need to change the casing though.
Any advice would be very much appreciated. Thanks!!