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Old 07-14-2009, 01:50 PM   #1
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Question USB problems as well?


Ik hope this is the right pace to put this post...

My Prestige possibly "died" on me. It stopped spinning, Iomega thinks it's a power-supply problem, but the new power-pack has the same: the unit stops spinning, the light is (still) on, the icon disappeared. Occasionally it (successfully) restarts, puts the icon back ans shows the contents in a window.

I had a kerneloops message - the details said something about USB 2.0 and so, so I assume that my real problem is the kernel...

Anyone with similar troubles? This tends to make one feel at loss, I was a ***dows user, if that would have happened there, this would have send my hanging in the curtains.

So, anyone with something similar?


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It could still be a hardware issue, either with the device or your computer. Sometimes, on a particular usb port, the power will drop on the port. Powering down and up might resolve this, or changing to a different USB port.

You would need to provide more exact information about the kernel oops message, but the oops could be caused by a hardware problem.
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And it is always worth trying (several) different USB cables.
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Tnx both of you, the problem was the drive itself. several cables and adapters were tried, at one time, the drive just didn't want to spin up. After a slight (ever so slight) tap, it spun up...clearly the whole drive.

Had to mail the thing back, under warranty, but still...

I don't know when I'll see him again, I may just have to get me another one,my disks are filling up to the rim...

Maybe a western digital? Or a seagate? Dunno...

Tnx for the show of support, dudes!



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