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Maxtor 3200 200GB

I removed my external harddrive from it's case as you described in your post and removed the USB card and connected it as a slave and connected power to it. I have tried over and over and cannot get my PC to recognize it. Any suggestions? I have powered it off and back on and the icon showed up in the lower right stating that new hardware has been installed but I cannot find this drive anywhere. Shouldn't it show up in My Computer as another drive? Thanks for any help you can offer.

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The HDD has either failed or requires initializing.

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I had a similar problem with my pc( OS=XP SP2) with the same external drive model. I was able to solve it by downloading and installing WindowsXP-KB908673-x86-ENU Hotfix Package from Microsoft Corporation. I hope it works for you.

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usualy its just one jumper if no jumper on maxtors becomes slave. jumper on 50 is master. if u use cable select.. on same ide another device must also be cable select.
if one is master other is slave on same ide.

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Somewhere on the harddisk, you should be able to see a label indicating jumper settings. Check that the jumbers are set to slave sattings.

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SOURCE: My 200GB Maxtor 3200 will not work with my new

External disks should work with Vista, no problems.
Have a look at this troubleshooting article, maybe those steps can help you.

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Inside that plastic external case of the Hitachi XL 1000 external harddrive, is a regular desktop computer sized harddrive.

It is a SATA type of harddrive.
It is 3.5 inches across in Width. (3 and a half inches)
1 TB in size.

Looks similar to this example,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5589521&CatId=2459

On the back end of the Harddrive is where it's power cable, and data cable are attached.

Inside the case of the Hitachi also is a small circuit board. (PCB or Printed Circuit Board)
The SATA harddrive is connected to this small circuit board.

The small circuit board, or Interface PCB , is attached directly to the Harddrive.
Or cables (Wires) are used to connect it to the Harddrive.
The Interface PCB is connected to the computer, via the USB cable that is attached to the Interface PCB.

It is this small circuit board that usually goes bad.
(Unless the external harddrive was on, and dropped. Then the problem is the Harddrive)

There are two solutions;

One, buy an 3.5 SATA external enclosure, and use the Harddrive as an external harddrive again.

Two, install it as a Slave drive in a desktop computer, and retrieve all your information. Burn to disk/s, or flashdrive/s.

When using a SATA harddrive as a Slave drive, there are NO jumper pins to mess with.
DO NOT change any jumpers on the back of a SATA harddrive.
(These are for the factory)

This is an example of a 3.5 SATA external enclosure,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2145406&CatId=2780

There are no guides to open a Hitachi XL 1000's case, to my knowledge.
It isn't something the manufacturer wants stated.

However opening the external enclosure (Case) isn't that tough. It falls under the same as this model,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQ_vjyvK28A

Here we see at 3:00 through 5:00, that the Harddrive is attached directly to the Interface PCB.
Just remove the Harddrive from the chassis, and unplug it from the Interface PCB.

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You could try using another USB port on your computer. Perhaps that USB port you have the IOmega external harddrive plugged into is bad.

More than likely not, though.

The problem is usually inside the IOmega's case. (External enclosure)

Inside that IOmega external harddrive's case is a regular harddrive as used in a desktop, or laptop computer.
To explain;

Harddrives are physically rated in width, as well as type, and size.
A laptop harddrive is 2.5 inches across in width. (2 and a half inches)
A desktop harddrive is 3.5 inches.

The larger desktop harddrives are usually used in external harddrives that are 500GB, and larger.
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Harddrives have two technologies, or types.
IDE (PATA) or SATA.

You didn't state the Model Number so I can't even hazard a guess at this point.

The harddrive inside the case plugs into an Interface.
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Could be a Western Digital, or Seagate, or Hitachi, or Maxtor, or Fujitsu, or IBM, just to name a few.
(Seagate bought out Maxtor)

On the harddrive will be a decal with it's specifications.
You will also be able to physically measure the width.

This external hookup will support harddrives that are 2.5, or 3.5 inches in width, (And 5.25), plus will support both IDE (PATA) or SATA harddrives,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7220658&CatId=3770

This external enclosure is for a desktop sized harddrive, 3.5 inches, and will support either IDE (PATA) or SATA harddrives,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1951866&CatId=2780

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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7041055&CatId=2783

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Not a good source for information on disassembling an IOmega external harddrive, but there is very little info available.

(It isn't that tough for any external harddrive enclosure. The screws are usually hidden under labels, and the case pops apart in two halves. Just a little different design here, and there)

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If the former, then disassemble the case, and remove the disk-drive,
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I had the same problem and this is what I did.
Problem:
Working for 1.5 years and suddenly quit. Computer did not recognize the hardrive.
Code 10 trying to mount harddrive.
My hard-drive did not make any noise, just a silent click.......click....

Condition:
This worked for me under the situation that:
I used this external drive on my desktop.
I have an available slave connector and power.
I know enough about the inside of my desktop to install a slave drive.

Solution:

Removed the drive from the box, and attach to computer Desktop as slave.

1) There are some slider latches on either lenth wise sides. Once disengaged top should come right off. Or just crack it open.
2) Once opened remove screws from metal Cage, and remove top of cage.
3) Remove three screws holding the USB adapter card. (All visible screws) Not the ones on the actual hard drive.
3) Carefull remove harddrive and the attached usb adapter card in one piece.
4) Remove the USB adapter card from hard drive.
5) Turn off computer to be installed, and unplug. Install drive direct, as slave. No jumpers to move since the drive is already set to slave.
6) Plug computer to test and if it is read and mounted, your ready to go.
7) turn off computer, and unplug. arrange cables in desktop case.
9) Close up the service panel and plug your computer back up.

I need to be sure before sending it in for recovery and spending $800. So I connected as slave to 2nd desktop computer and it mounted. This means that the "USB adapter card" that came with the maxtor3200 was faulty. It was recommended that the best way to back up on another harddrive is to directly plug your harddrive into your computer as slave.

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Hi Nuisance101, I recall your running vista. Vista is a nightmare. If you cound only see the troubles we see on a daily basis here at FixYa you'ed understand. It's a common problem with Vista not seeing USB devices, externial devices. It does & then the next second it doesn't. Same for all external devices. I'm am 100% sure the trouble is not your system or your devices. It's Vista. I have gone over dozens of post from vista users. One would think MS has been on vacation since the release of vista. You can look at vista's web site for help for a possible fix, at this link. (I have no faith). MS blames driver software. Your Maxtor drive is external. Henve no driver software.
So it falls into that vista area of one time vista see's the drive & the next it does not.
Either way I though Maxtor addressed vista issues. I prefer Seagate drives myself. Personally know lots of people who's Maxtor's drives have just gone down for no reason. Seagate bought Maxtor.

http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/hardware.mspx

Most of the post from vista users, claim users should check vista's updates often. Since Max Blaster did its job, I'm inclined to blame vista.

I wish I could give you a better fix or suggestion but I'm up against vista. That's why I run WinXP Pro. I do not have these problems.

Best wishes Nuisance101!
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