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Power cord for maxtor 3200 external drive

I have miss placed my power cord for the maxtor basic personal storage 3200.

Do you know where i can replace it either on line or in store?


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  • Anonymous Nov 25, 2008

    I don't want to plug something else in and fry it. Where can I buy a power cord?

  • Diane Turnshek Nov 25, 2008

    Don't want to make a mistake here. Anyone know where I can purchase the proper power cord?



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The following site guarantees compatible replacement.

I've been searching for a replacement as well. I found the specs on the original cord at the following site.

12V, 2A, positive inner post, 2.5 inner diameter (ID) and 5.5 outer diameter (OD).

I don't think I would buy the exact replacement ADP brand fom the site above. Many have complained about it failing at the 2-yr point. I am considering the following replacement from the same website.

NOTE: the input AC voltage range is different on this one, but it should still work in the USA.

There are other options on ebay.

Let us know if anyone has specific success with any of these or others.

Posted on Sep 16, 2009


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I have tried to order replacement power cord 12 volts 2 amps for maxtor 3200.I haven't been able to find one.


This is a common problem, most of the AC cords for these devices cannot be purchased seperately.

You have 2 basic options:

1. Purchased a used model of the same model # off eBay or a similar Auction site and use it's AC cord

2. Take the drive as is into your local computer store and purchase a new External drive caddy which will include it's own AC adapter(usually $30-$50) and ask their technicians to move you maxtor drive into the new caddy. There is one thing they will need to no, what type of HDD it is, SATA or IDE but if you do not know they will be able to tell as soon as they open the maxtor shell.

Either way you should be able to access all of your files, just a question of seeing which way will be cheaper and easier for you. I generally recommend the second method as the new shell will come with it's own warranty should something fail which used parts generally do not.

Hope this helps FixYa,


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