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Re: how do turn off an external hard drive



From: "Michael Hennebry" <hennebry web cs ndsu nodak edu>

On Sat, 24 Sep 2005, Michael Hennebry wrote:

On Sat, 24 Sep 2005, Stephen Walton wrote:

> Michael Hennebry wrote:
>
> >I have an 80 GB IOMEGA USB2 hard drive.
> >Mounting it is easy.
> >Unmounting seems to work,
> >but when I push the power off button,
> >the power stays on.
> >How do I turn the power off?
> >
> >
> On my Maxtor USB drive I just hold the power button in until it shuts > off.

Nyet on my IOMEGA.
I had this problem before,
but don't remember what I did about it.

Now I do.
The USB connector had to be unplugged before the power off switch would work.

That makes sense. It would be an easy way to prevent placing an overload
on the USB power bus.

{^_^}


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