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Maxtor 3200 beeps but doesn't work

It now makes a beeping noise like a mobile phone dead tone and is not recoginsed by either my Mac or PC.
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  • stewartmac42 Nov 13, 2008

    I have the Maxtor Basics 1TB and after opening Drive to listen to Music File it stopped working and now is not recognised by the pc and makes a beeping noise.

  • bobbyangeway Dec 09, 2008

    I had a Maxtor Basics 160GB external HDD. Plug and play immediately with my Sony Vaio, but can't seem to get it work with my Compaq Presario V3000. It immediately emits a beeping sound no matter which USB i plug it. And my Compaq can't detect it, it lags slightly after connected to the MB 160GB.

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    my maxtor hdd is beeping and the light is still ive only had it for bout a week its weird

  • Honda_23 Mar 24, 2009

    My external has been working fine, took my comp on vacation and when i got back to plug the external back in it doesnt start up. All i hear is a faint clicking, and when i unplug the USB cable and reconnect my comp at first gave me a Code 10 error. I uninstalled the drivers for it but now cant find any drivers for the 3200 200G HD im only finding 3000, 3100 for Win98, or 5000. Ive been seeing on-line that it may have something to do with SP3. Any ideas where to get the drivers? Will the Win98 3100 driver work? im running XP. Im hoping that i can get this solved as i have important info on it that i cant lose.

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I have the same problem with an Iomega. After searching for a while i finally found this case report:
http://www.iomegasupportforums.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=15560&view=next&sid=8fcaf3c05f1bae35c079433c553ee28b
It seems that there is an "Onboard controller failure. It's not putting the drives in JBOD and only displaying one physical drive to your computer. You need to contact technical support about a replacement."
So it seems to be software but it still is a pain in the **** to repair/replace. But maxtor/iomega can charge whatever for a repair because your data is priceless right? sucks

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The heads are riding on the platers. The drive is dead and not worth trying to fix. If there is data on it that you simply can not lose do a google search for "data recovery failed harddrive". The rule of thumb for a decent lad that can do this is price, if it costs less then 75$ per meg they probably are not that good.

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