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External Hard Drive and Thermal Event


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Aztec077

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I have a Dell Dimension 2600 running Windows XP sp 3. I recently bought and installed a Seagate 500 GB USB/eSATA External HD. The PC worked fine before I installed this so it must be the External HD, it shuts down on it's own and when I turn it back on I get a Thermal Event notification or Fan Issue message. Anyone know anything about this issue or if I can fix it? Anyone heard of this issue before? Thanx in advance.

Edited by Aztec077, 17 May 2008 - 11:42 AM.

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It sounds your fans are not spinning properly.
Open up your computer and check your Fans.
Make sure the power cables of the fans are correctly plugged in.

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ok, I've done that, it looked ok, I'm still waiting to see if it happens again. I cleaned it out good, too.

Edited by Aztec077, 17 May 2008 - 01:28 PM.

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