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hard drive failure - power supply ?

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by aqol45, May 19, 2011.

  1. aqol45

    aqol45 Member

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    Hi

    Long story but was basically was DJ'ing ouside a few weeks back using laptop & external hard drive when it started to rain !! Thought I had saved everything but left USB cable outside in rain all night aswell as plug adaptor for power supply which was subsquently run over !

    Anyway ordered whole new power supply BUT now Hard Drive wont do anything :( Hard drive is a Hitachi 1 TB simple drive

    Looking closely at the new power supply though it has slighly different specs - would this cause HD not to work ? The power supply has a UK plug adaptor which slides on to power supply

    My original power supply states;

    input 100-240v 50-60hz
    0.5a max
    output 12v 1.5a

    New one states;

    input 100-240v 50-60hz
    0.65a max 51-80va
    output 12v 2a

    Could the slight differences be the reason why my HD does nothing ??
    Could a slight amount of water fried the HD ?
    Is there any way to recover data ?

    Thanks
     
  2. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    new adapter is good. did you try another usb cable? when just connected to the external power, does the drive make any noise at all? any lights on?
     

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