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Maxtor 3200 recognized but not accessible

It knows a usb device is connected, the drive light is on and there is a small amount of drive activity, but it doesn't show up. when i try to safely remove it, the safely remove hardware util won't come up unless i unplug the device. tried deleting driver, but won't install until i remove device. have about 180gb of data i'd REALLY like back.

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  • amishownsyou Dec 13, 2008

    i cracked the case open... realized there was a short on the board that the drive connects to, so i threw it in the tower. it is now recognized, however it says that it has no drivespace whatsoever... either used or unused. it is apparently a 0 byte drive. i'm thinking it might have been fried when the board went. any possible way to recover???


  • Purple Sage Dec 31, 2008

    Any comments on a fix for this out there?

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worldvet
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Hi,

Sounds like you need to remove the cable, uninstall the software, Restart, and then shut down. Now, from a cold power off power on. I know this seems tedious, but it has to do with the Last Known Good Recovery File and what is in Device Manger.

Now reinstall the software and if the software should call for you to "now" connect the USB cable, do so only when prompted or when the installer is done. Re: the latter, attach the cable. Windows ill say it discovered new hardware, point windows to your CD drive where the installer disk is located and allow Windows to locate the software.

Shut down and restart and your drive should be recognized now when you have a desktop. If not, post this back using the comment box below.

When replying to mine or anyone else's reply please address us in your reply, such as Worldvet: that doesn't make sense, please explain. And so on and so forth. This allow US to track what you've tried and from whom you were provided the solution.

Thank you for you indulgence on this. And, please be aware that, we all here want to see you fixed up and on your way. We all have a pretty good track record. However, there are times when a repair from a warranty service center is the only solution. However, I'm certain we all can get you taken care of and thanks for using Fix Ya.

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Worldvet

Posted on Aug 06, 2008

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My Maxtor 3200 died also. I took the following steps to get it running again.
(1) Remove plastic box from around unit. Carefully stick a screwdrive in the case division and pry it apart. It is not easy, but do will finally come apart.
(2) inside you will find a perforated metal box. There are two screw on each side of the box. Remove and separate the two halves.
(3) there you will discover that inside is just an ordinary Maxtor hard drive like you would buy in the electronics store. Attached to the HD is a PC board. There are 3 screws holding the PC board down. Remove the screws and carefully remove the HD and PC board.
(4) unplug the powere plug and the IDE interface from the HD. Now you have a HD that you can install in your own case (as long as you have a desktop unit and not a laptop).
(5) I installed the HD in an empty slot, connected the IDE cable that was already there (between the CD and IDE interface), plugged in the power plug, fired 'er up, and voila, works like a champ.

I suspect that the problem is in the interface (PC board), since the only thing I did was remove that from the equation. Hope this helps

Kudos! Thanks!
09-09-2008 09:36 AM

Posted on Feb 14, 2009

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Like many others, I had problems with the drive and tried some obvious solutions like swapping the old USB cable with a new one, trying different computers with XP, Vista, etc. and nothing worked. One solution I found was to open the HD case and swap the drive into a spare bay on your PC tower. I didn't want to go there since the case is very hard to open and I didn't want the hassle. So, the solution I tried was to replace the power supply. I saw this solution a few times in some forums so I figured to give it a try. I Googled the exact specs and found a comparable power supply at 12V Adapters (Aurora CO). It is not a Maxtor supply but I figured as long as the output was correct it may work. Just got the adapter today, plugged in the HD, and YES, IT POWERS UP and the XP at my work recognizes the drive! Now I have all my files available and accessible. Good luck to all, I hope this works for you. By the way, one lesson learned: BACK UP BACK UP BACK UP! Drives are so cheap now there is no reason not to (except for being lazy)!

Posted on Apr 17, 2009

Geekman
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Try connecting the Maxtor to another computer and if it functions normally, then backup your data. Then try formating the Maxtor on your computer.

Posted on Sep 08, 2009

edwin270
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SOURCE: i can not see my usb maxtor 3200 hard drive in my

this could idicate a low power supply for the device. some computer do have front usb ports, the truth about this front port is that they lack the power to supply some of this devices (being 200GB). If you are connecting it to the front usb then try using the main one behind the pc.
also note that usb polling which acts by reducing power consumed by the device may also be a cause(that is if you are using a modified version of windows other than that from microsoft since the modifier can alter that as well). Also try using it on a friends pc to see the outcome.
do let me know of the out come.
good luck

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