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My maxtor 500gb driver won't work. The power light shows that it is on, though my computer nor any other also don't recognise it and the drive letter doesn't show up

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Make sure that the SATA wires are fastened securely. Download the current driver for your particular hard disk drive and operating system and install. Write back if neither one fixes problem.

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I have a 500GB Maxtor hard drive and it is emitting a beep when plugged in and nto being recognised by the computer


a hhd have 5 years of warranty so u can replace the hhd and get new hhd , if u need some files then tell them to restore the files

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I have a Maxtor 500GB. It was working ok but today the green light is blinking and the external memory is not conected with the computer. I have tried using different USB ports, conecting an desconecting...


you could disassemble the case and remove the drive. it could then be connect via an external controller such as(http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2477926&CatId=3770) and test if the drive itself is good in which case it is the controller in the case.
cheapest way I can think of to diagnose these external enclosures

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White blinking light. is not recognised by usb drive



make sure the lead/s that attach to this drive have a secure seating and are not bad/faulty the light on only tells that its getting power it might not be getting enough power
click start control panel administrive tools computer management device manager any yellow ? question mark,exclamation mark ! or red x will tell you that you need to reinstall the driver/s
to do this right click on the ? x ! select reinstall driver
if you can see your usb but its not working
ports(com&lpt)right click update driver
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I can't access my drive, even though all my tests say it's fine.


Right click on my computer and click manage then click on disk management. Find your drive and give it a drive letter. It probably just needs a drive letter so you can recognize it in my computer,,,Good Luck and let me know if this works...Darren

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I devised these simple steps that tend to remedy quite a few issues with most USB portable / external hard drives and OTHER devices (though not always)

A few things to check but assumes USB and Windows for other interfaces / operating systems (mac/ Linux) similar steps may be adapted to suit.

1. Ensure it is connected directly to the computer to a USB 2.0 port not a USB 1.0 port as this can have effects on performance and reliability

2. Use only the cables that came with it NOT one that fits that may have been lying around or is longer. Not all USB cables are equal even though they should be)

3. Do not connect through an external USB HUB unless that hub is USB 2.0 AND has its own power supply.

4. Use ONLY the power supply that came with it if it has an external power supply Don’t use any other unless you know it has both the same voltage and current rating e.g. 12V 500mA anything rated below that would not work properly.

5. Always use the same port for connecting your devices. Some devices do not like being switched about. If switched they may want to install software / drivers again. This can be especially true if you move a HUB to another port

If you checked and fixed anything there and still have issues then check your hardware from CONTROL PANEL / SYSTEM / HARDWARE.
Any exclamation marks by hardware need fixing before you investigate any further

USB flash drives can fail for no apparent reason.
Sandisk Cruzers are especially bad for this.

USB hard drives should be treated with extreme care.
This is a real hard drive ! and knocks and bumps can quite literally kill them.

It is possible to remove drives from the enclosures in most cases and connect directly inside a PC to fully check it.

Note that if you hear a drive clicking or pinging this could be the worst thing you would hear.
Known as "The Click Of Death"

If none of the above steps help look at updating the drivers from the manufacturers web site in the support section.
 
 
 

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Drive manager is grey and says that no drive is attatched.


You need to get a Seagate Harddisk Utility software to check the disk intergrity.

Although hardware issues like can sometimes be very difficult to fix due to the impact on a volatile component on the harddisk which are most times not replaceable

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How is it connected ? USB?
If you start w/o Maxtor connection is your PC starting correctly?
Is issue showing when you connect USB cable on working PC?

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