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# 175664 7-Jul-2015 17:14
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I recently got hold of a Lenovo thinkpad 2. I plugged in my Toshiba 1tb external drive and it clicks.
Plugged back into mu mac book no click plugged into my desktop no click tablet click click
I believe after a bit of reading that it is to do with lack of power form the tablet
Now the drive has no ability to be plugged in

Anyone no a solution to this dilemma?




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  # 1338742 7-Jul-2015 17:15
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yes, usb powered hub



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  # 1338889 7-Jul-2015 20:30
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gregmcc: yes, usb powered hub

ohhhhh clever




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  # 1338891 7-Jul-2015 20:32
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Or a OTG  Y cable



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  # 1339127 8-Jul-2015 10:29
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kiwitrc: Or a OTG  Y cable



of course! off i go to Google to find out what a otg Y cable is!!

I was also thinking that a Ravpower unit would work and they are rechargeable so it still stays portable

 

 





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  # 1339135 8-Jul-2015 10:48
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its not an OTG cable, just a USB Y cable

1 USB A into the TP2, another USB A into another power source, the other end into USB HDD

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  # 1339283 8-Jul-2015 15:16
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Yep. This will be standard USB not OTG. Standard y cable.

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