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Maxtor one touch usb hard drive

Hi . This thing won't switch on! . I've checked all fuses and they're ok but it won't budge. It's out of warrenty so I need to repair it myself. Please advise

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Re: Maxtor one touch usb hard drive

I would remove the hard drive from the case and slave it to my primary drive inside the tower. If it is out of warranty then it is likely old and about to die. Maxtors do not exactly have a reputation for longevity. Your best bet would be to image it and restore the image on a new drive.

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