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Plumax enclosure: Respected sir/madam, I have purchased a 5.25" HDD plumax enclosure. This model has a built in power supply. While this unit functioned well for a few months, currently, the power supply adapter located inside the enclosure is not working. When connected to an alternate power source the HDD functioned well. The local service personnel in my town, asked me to fetch a replacement power adapter that fits into the enclosure and provides the power supply for my HDD. Please let me know if I can purchase this component online so that I can get my enclosure repaired by the service personnel. Thanking you for your time in this regard.

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SOURCE: I have a Plumax enclosure I am trying to use.

Try hooking it up to a different USB port. Go to computer on the start menu and see if your computer sees it. Try restarting your computer with the hard drive already connected and turned on, the computer may recognize it then.

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This was bought from a friend who no longer has the manual and I am still not quite sure what it is or what it does.

This is a case for 3.5" HDD that make any 3.5" HDD become external Drive. Here's the product description from Amazon :
The CoolMax HD-360-U2 USB 2.0 3.5" External Hard Drive Enclosure is portable size and excellent quality. The 3.5-inch hard drive aluminum external enclosure is specially designed for high capacity hard drives. And its aluminum material design is great for heat dissipation, so you don't need to worry about your hard drive overheating anymore. The HD-360-U2 Series gives you the freedom to work anywhere, no matter if you're in the office, at home or on the plane. This portable 3.5" HDD external enclosure provides maximum durability, flexibility and portability with various interfaces. Once you download your information to the HD-360-U2 series, you can connect it to any system and gain access to your programs and data files anywhere. With built-in hot swap technology, you can connect and disconnect the drive any time.


  • Supports high speed data transfer rates up to 480/400 Mbps
  • Fully compatible with 3.5" IDE 133 HDD
  • Soft-start for slow turn-on feature prevents high inrush currents when initially powering capacitate loads
  • Anti-shock design, protect the hard disk from damage when moving it
  • Insulating designed PCB
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  • Powered by a DC 12V-2.0 A transformer
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I have a Plumax enclosure I am trying to use. When I hook up my WD800 ide drive nothing seems to work. The power comes on, and the HDrive spins but my vista 64 desktop does not recognize or show the drive...

Try hooking it up to a different USB port. Go to computer on the start menu and see if your computer sees it. Try restarting your computer with the hard drive already connected and turned on, the computer may recognize it then.

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Hdd won't go into right size hdd enclosure case

Hi there

Sorry to say that you need to return your drive to your supplier !

you have purchased a Sata HDD and the one you require is an ide hdd


Al "alstech"

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CPU won't read it im running xp

Ok, here's some step by step instructions.

First is the light on the nexstar coming on when you plug it in, if so what colour? If not try using both USB connectors on the PC end to plug in, it's possible you're not getting enough power if the light is not on as many 2.5" hdd enclosures require 2 USB connections one for power and data and the other for additional power.

Next, if the light is on but no drive in my computer, right-click on my computer, then left-click manage, select disk management from the MCC window that pops up. If your Nexstar HDD shows up here, identify it on the bottom part of the window and report back what is said there.

If it is not there and the light is on, try a different USB port. If the light is not on or you tried the other ports and still no luck the enclosure itself may have failed.

Try moving the HDD into a new enclosure and try again. If this works, Great, if not then the HDD may be damaged and may need a pro to get your files back. If that is the case report back here with your progress and region and I will recommend an appropriate pro.

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I turned of my eMac without turning of the 3.5 HDD external enclosure and now the icon does not pop up on my desk top? How do I get the icon back

Boot eMac

Unplug the DATA cable for the external HDD where it enters the computer.

recycle power to external HDD

plug the data cable for the external HDD back into the eMac.

Icon should appear after a small delay.

IF NOT -- Reboot eMac.

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You may not have installed the HDD correctly in the case... I had the same problem with my Thecus N1050 enclosure, the green power light on the enclosure would come on and the drive would spin up but my PC would not see the HDD!!??... I thought, becuase i could hear the drive spinning that i had it installed correctly but this wasn't the case, when i removed the enclosure again and FIRMLY pushed the HDD into the connector (all the way in) and connected it back up to my PC, it recognised it instantly. Hope this helps!

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check it's not dust thats causing the imbalance, give it a hoover out, other than this it will be the bearing that's gone and probably not worth replacing.

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Power supply

bshanker, Is it an External Power Supply? Is the power supply part of the power cord? I have a few different models and some have built in powersupplies, some have external. Good Luck, Tim

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Won't function

Firstly it sounds as if the drivers aren't loading properly, right click on your drive (right click my computer> properties> hardware> device manager). Look for your external drive, rightclick and click update driver and force it to look in your cd for driver files. Secondly make sure you are connecting to a USB2 port, as it may not recognise the hardrive.

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