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Subject: RE: Harddisk OK, but doesn't start spinning
From: Stuart Tedford (
Date: 2004-06-02

> 3. Connecting to USB: "USB active". But the Harddisk still
> doesn't turn at all. Does the Disk get the powersupply over
> USB when connected or from the batteries?

It uses the batteries, not the USB power.

> What I've tried to repair it:
> 1.Resoldered the pins of the IDE (ATA) plug and the connections of the
> springs at the battery- case.
> 2. Formatted Harddisk (Fat32)......
> Anybody out there with an Idea to fix it?

Sounds to me like the drive isn't getting any power at all when in your JB
because even if you get only a small amount of current the drive should
start clicking etc when it tries and fails to spin up.

Hope this helps.


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