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External HD Case smelling like burning wires


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Charliee03

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My old external hard drive's power supply died so I had to buy a new case to put both hard drives in. I set everything up and when i turned it on it smelled like rubber buring or a wire burning .. What am i Doing wrong, is there a tip like don't have wires crossing inside or something. Im very confused ?
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does your computer "see" the external drive...can you read or write to it...
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i havnt let it stay on that long becuz i shut it off.. i dont want this thing catching fire

the led power light flashes on than off

This is the case im using

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817193032

Im going to return it because after reading reviews, people have lost all there data when they had it on anyway. I don't want to lose all my data, I have all my iTunes on there, school work, a couple of movies and pictures

I have two hard drives that i want to put into an external case.

Edited by Charliee03, 10 October 2007 - 10:31 AM.

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unplug it...open it up...look for any melting wire insulation or arcing marks inside the case...
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Just a thought, are you trying to run two hard drives on a caddy that's only designed for one drive?
They don't like this and this could be the cause of your burning - the overloading of the power unit because its not designed to provide that much power.
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Ive gotten one of the hard drives to load on a different case, the case im using only supports 1 hard drive, I'm trying to find a place to buy an external enclosure with 2 hard drives that are compatiable up to 1TB

because I had bought it as a tb but the power supply died out in the case, so both 500GIG Hard Drives have allready been formatted together as a TB

I just don't see a website or anywhere I can buy a case (Without RAID included)
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