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Maxtor One-Touch 4 750gb power light flashes and goes out straight away.

I have a Maxtor One-Touch 750gb external H/d and when the power adapter is inserted the power light comes on and goes out straight away an the H/d doesn't spin up or isn't recognized by the laptop.

I have tried the power adapter with another H/d and it works fine.

I was wondering if there was anything I could myself or if anyone has had the same problem as I lost the recipet.
I have the same problem with my Maxtor One Touch 4. The power light flashes on then goes out. However, the H/d does spin up, but the drive is not recognized by my laptop.

I have a 2nd Maxtor One Touch 4 external hard drive and it works fine. I utilized the same cables and still no connection for #1. Any ideas how to make this work? I have important data that must be recovered.

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  • sestunna Jan 23, 2009

    same problem but my hd does spin then stops

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I have a new Maxtor One-Touch 750gb external drive. When I open "My Computer", it shows a RED line.. but I have 47 gigs of space free. Should I save my files and Reformat this external drive?

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SOURCE: I have a Maxtor OneTouch

click start control panel,administrive tools,computer management,device manager scroll to cd/dvd rom drives right click properties then properties again then tick enable cd digital cd audio for this cd rom device or scroll to dvd regions select the no _ for your specific area
if you are having problems with your sound
if your computer came with a motherboard disc the sound drivers could be on it
click start control panel administrive tools computer management device manager scroll to sound,video and game controllers you might see a yellow question mark? Right click to reinstall drivers or uninstall
click start control panel sounds and audio,volume,advanced,speakers make sure you have selected the
(((appropriate speakers))) also audio you will find 3 drop down lists make sure you have the correct settings there
also
click start control panel sounds and audio devices you can adjust the volume there also select speaker volume you can change your settings there you can also tick in the box place icon in taskbar
if his does not fix the problem

have you tried this control panel sounds and audio,volume,advanced,speakers select the appropriate speakers from the drop down list or navigate to the device manager scroll to system devices + to expand,system speaker right click properties then select use this device (enable) also you might check
the speakers plug/outlet is usually at the back of the computer you will have to open up the computer to check the lead attached to the rear of the input plug make sure the connection is good
try cleaning your computer of dust using a fine air blower from a compressor making VERY sure that there is no MOISTURE in the air line specifically around the sound card and the CPU central processing unit dust causes static to build up in a computer
make sure you have an earth ******** before touching any parts inside your computer
click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to repair any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive another way of running the chkdsk utility
click start control panel administrive tools,computer management ,disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start two boxes automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now,start should schedule this task when restart
do not do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may damage your computer
then defragment your hard drive
hope this helps

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