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Hard drive was freezing up .i have already replaced and reloaded

Now i would like to slave this h.d. to recover my files. i need to reset the jumpers. it is a maxtor n256 model 33073u4

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On the back of the hdd you will see a row of little pins in groups of 2 vertically. It will be marked either right above the pins or on the top of the hdd above the pins, ma, sl, cs. The setting for slave is sl. Put the plastic jumper cap on those 2 pins & it is set for slave. Hope this helps & please remember to rate my answer. Thanks.

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