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What kind of power cord does the Mad Dog Multimedia USB 2.0 External Drive Case

I dont know what type of power cord the Mad Dog Multimedia USB 2.0 External Drive Case use

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SOURCE: My external dvd burner is not showing up as a valid dvd drive

I don't think the burner is compatable with Mac. http://www.mdmm.com/products.php?categoryid=2 Here is the site. Check your model here. I only found Windows compatable. Good Luck, Tim p.s. someone out there must have some hacked driver.

Posted on Feb 08, 2007

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SOURCE: Mad Dog Hard Drive - Immediate Help

The grand majority of these external hard drives can't withstand being dropped from 3 inches, and some can't be dropped 1/2 inch. In other words, to retrieve your data, you will have to send it to a specialist, who will charge you between $300 to $1500 to get the data, with no guarantees. What a deal. I had a Fantom 120 gb, my dog knocked it over, and by by data. The fact that it is making noises means it has been knocked out of kilter. Try calling them with your warranty, but I bet it won't cover it. The whole industry is a big ripoff, as they do not warn you that you can lose everything at the drop of a hat (as it were). Only one company guarantees a drop of 7 feet that I know of. Better off to back up your data using an online secure system. Some cost only $4.95/month. Sorry.

Posted on Mar 24, 2008

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SOURCE: MacBook and Mad Dog Multimedia Compatible?

I have been using my Mad Dog External CD/DVD burner for serveral years now on both Mac & PC. However, I do have intermittant issues when the computer recognizes the Mad Dog but my software does not (Toast). There is no driver for Mac as far as I know. I called Mad Dog one time and they rudely suggested that Mac does not need a driver and that I should know that. No help at all!!! I will try the suggestion for PCs to turn everything off, turn on the Mad Dog, then boot my computer and see if that works. Does anyone else use a Mac and have more solutions?????

Posted on Oct 09, 2008

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SOURCE: Enclosure does not read any hard drive.

The drive may need to be formatted. The manual that comes with the enclosure has instructions how to do this with a variety of OS's.

Posted on Nov 17, 2008

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SOURCE: Mad Dog External DVD Writer

I don't know if I can be of any help here, but I purchased my Mad Dog Multimedia MEGASTOR DVD+/-RW burner a few years ago for my PoweSpec with XP Home Edition. I recently bought a new computer installed with Windows Vista Home Premium (which yes, I actually do love) and my external Mad Dog works perfectly, I didn't even have to update any drivers, it recognizes the drive everytime I plug it in (via USB). I don't need it anymore, but it's actually a better burner than the one that came with my system, which I bought new in March, although it's now discontinued. Do you have the disk for it? If so, have you tried running the disk again? What OS and processor do you have? In the event that it might be a matter of obtaining the proper driver for it to work for you, I also am a member of a great and extremely reliable site for free driver downloads. Free membership is limited to a few downloads within a certain period of time,and then you have to wait 24 hours, but other than that there is no limit so that's what I do. Just for the record, there was a period where my old XP was out of commission and I had to resort to my very old HP Pavillion that was about 10 years old, came with Windows 98SE(when that OS was brand new) and all I needed to do to make Win98 recognize the drive was download a driver and it worked just fine. LOL, that has a processor that runs at 600 megahertz, so you can imagine if my Mad Dog worked on systems like that, XP Home and now Vista Home Premium without a hitch, I was quite impressed with their products.

Posted on Nov 22, 2008

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Need manual for mad dog multimedia external wiring harnness


Unfortunately, Mad Dog Multimedia went out of business years ago, and no longer provide support services or documentation for any of their products.

Unless you can find another one of these external drive cases on a sale rack somewhere, or being sold used by an individual, your chances of finding the original manual are extremely slim.

May 03, 2011 | Mad Dog Multimedia USB 2.0 External Drive...

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My computer does not read the device


Make sure you're using two cables, one for data and one for power. That means you need two USB ports to run this device (or one USB port and one 5 VDC power supply with suitable plug).

Mar 13, 2011 | Mad Dog Multimedia USB 2.0 External Drive...

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I have a Mad Dog Mulltimedia external usb floppy dsrive. It does not work on my windows 7 computer. Can you help me find a driver or whatever I need? Virginia Wilbur


Mad Dog is, unfortunately, out of business by all indications and there is no support available from them. I suspect that Windows 7 will not have a driver that is compatible with the enclosure's interface. Depending upon what brand/model of actual hard drive is inside the enclosure (Western Digital, Seagate, whatever) you may be able to dismantle the enclosure, remove the actual disk drive, and use it in another enclosure with an up-to-date interface. That is only a suggestion...it would require a certain amount of mechanical expertise and a good phillips screwdriver ;-)

Dec 29, 2010 | Mad Dog Multimedia USB 2.0 External Drive...

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I plugged in USB 2.0 Drive for 1st time the computer is not reding it?


Hi.
Here are a few things to try. If you have access to a secondary PC or laptop, try connecting your drive to it using a different USB cable. Also try unplugging your drive from the power outlet for a few seconds and then try connecting it again.
Use a the USB port on the back as well.
Cheers!

Dec 02, 2010 | Mad Dog Multimedia USB 2.0 External Drive...

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I need a cord for the mad dog multi media device so that possibly I can have this external hard drive accessed.


What device do you need a cord for? The Mad Dog Dominator given above is an internal IDE CD/DVD drive. Thus it can be connected to a 4 pin peripheral molex connector to the power supply and a 40 pin IDE ribbon cable. Some USB/SATA/IDE devices will be able to connect to the drive for external use (since it is a full size 5 1/4" drive). Similarly, you can find some USB external device enclosures that will work with the IDE connect.

There are IDE to SATA converters that you can add to connect the drive to a computer with no IDE port on the motherboard. (There are also power adapters to convert a SATA power connector to the 4 pin in the rare case that you do not have a free 4 pin connector. However, a 4-pin y-connector is usually a better choice).

All of the above items are available from most computer supply shops.

I wish that I could be of more help.

Cindy Wells
(external hard drives currently can have one or more of the following connectors: USB 2.0, e-SATA, Firewire, ethernet, or USB 3.0. The USB 2.0 is the most common. A standard USB cable (A/B) is the usual one for a USB 2.0. These are also available at most computer shops. Look at the device and the size of the opening to determine the cable end needed. Standard B is a square end with beveled corners. Usually a text or icon on the device will indicate the port type.)

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My Mad Dog drive buzzes every half second and the light flickers with the buzz. I don't know what that means, do you?


this happens to my external drives if they are not getting enough power thru the usb sockets.
Usually the rear sockets on the backplate(desktop pc) have more power.
You can also use a y cable that has 2 sockets on one end to get power from 2 usb sockets

Sep 16, 2010 | Mad Dog Multimedia USB 2.0 External Drive...

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My Mad Dog external hard drive does not show up as a drive. How do I get this to show so I can access my information.


Connect it to a different computer, to see if the device is working at all.

If not, and if the Mad Dog is still under warranty, then exercise the warranty to get it repaired/replaced.

Otherwise, disassemble the casing, remove the disk-drive,
and connect the disk-drive as a "slave" disk-drive in a desktop computer, to see if the disk-drive is OK. This would imply that the USB-to-disk-drive interface inside the casing is the problem.

Aug 18, 2010 | Mad Dog Multimedia MegaVault USB 2.0...

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I just changed the HD in case and the computer cant find it


follow these steps: plug in the hard drive go to start-my computer-device manager -usb -action(Scan for hardware changes) if is not recognized this way then go to this site and download the program is free http://www.radarsync.com/.

Dec 10, 2009 | Mad Dog Multimedia USB 2.0 External Drive...

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Installed a 500G hard drive in the 3.5" enclosure. It doesn't recognize it as a hard drive. How do I fix?


Make sure that your HD was installed properly in enclosure. Remove the cable then atached again.

Aug 20, 2009 | Mad Dog Multimedia MegaVault USB 2.0...

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MacBook and Mad Dog Multimedia Compatible?


According to http://www.mdmm.com/spec.php?productid=160 (check the requirements tab, note that it doesn't work on firefox due to bad coding), it only supports Windows 2000 and Windows XP (even though it doesn't say so, it's likely it's also supported by Windows 98 and Vista) but unless someone made drivers for mac os x, it doesn't look like it'll work.

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