Question about Maxtor OneTouch III Mini Edition 120GB External USB 2.0 Portable 120 GB IDE Hard Drive
It even won't recognize it when I plug it in. nothing happens.
The light comes on but it starts beeping
i can't install my external hard disk
Is this a new drive or have you been using it for some time and it just started doing this? What make/model computer do you have?
Usually when they start beeping like that, it's an indication that the drive is not getting enough power. It's possible that you are plugging into unpowered USB ports. Try using the USB ports that are directly connected to the motherboard (the ones in the back.)
Use USB 2.x ports if they are available. Try connecting the drive to another computer.
Posted on Jan 28, 2009
I have a One Touch 4 that I use for occasional backups. Had exact problem, but I had forgotten to use the dedicated USB cable with the double USB standard size plugs. Once I remembered that cable and connected with it, drive worked fine.
Posted on Sep 24, 2009
I had this same problem and spent about 5 hours trying to figure it out. For me it happened to be that I recently installed the "HID non-user input data filter" through the Windows Update website. I didn't even know what it was when I installed it, I'm starting to learn to not install anything unless there is an issue that needs to be fixed. I then got into my device manager (right click "My Computer" and choose "manage") and expanded the "Human Interface Devices", right click the "HID non-user input data filter" and choose disable. This fixed my issue. I tried to uninstall it, but upon reboot it reinstalls itself. I have sent an email to Microsoft to find out how to permanently remove it. Hope this fixes your issue.
Posted on Feb 01, 2009
I have the maxtor one touch 4 as well and im having the same problem. I have a mac and i've never had this problem before. it stopped beeping and the light is on but it wont connect to my computer. can someone please help me.
Posted on Dec 12, 2012
Hi, I my Maxtor 3100 80 GB clicking noise inside, the motor is working, the pc is not recognized.
I try with data recovery, but nothing happens. I put it on power, it start working, but when I put the usb cable from the hard disk to the pc the noise starts, clicking like a clock. Is it something that I can do it myself? How I will find exactly the problem, if is the hard disk or the circuit or something else.
Posted on Jan 26, 2014
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Posted on Feb 23, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I had the same problem and the Maxtor/Seagate website did not have any solutions. I finally got in touch with Tech Support and got a fix. I was using it with a Dell tower and plugging into a USB port in the front. I also was using an after market cable.
I learned the Maxtor is a power hog and beeps and shuts down when it is not getting enough power. I did not know but the USB ports on the front of a desktop/tower computer do not provide as much power as a port on the back (the back ports are sometimes directly connected to the motherboard). I got a USB extension cable and connected it to a USB port in the back and it solved the problem.
I also learned that most laptop USB ports are not powerful enough to run the Maxtor. Mine would also not work if you attempt to share it by using an unpowered USB hub. I have gotten it to work with a powered desktop USB hub (Belkin).
I believe that this may explain why you get a "Y" cable with the drive. I could not find an explaination for the cable or how to use. There may be an accessory to purchase that attached to the cable and powers it.
Posted on Oct 23, 2009
The heads are riding on the platers. The drive is dead and not worth trying to fix. If there is data on it that you simply can not lose do a google search for "data recovery failed harddrive". The rule of thumb for a decent lad that can do this is price, if it costs less then 75$ per meg they probably are not that good.
Posted on Dec 16, 2008
go to my computer proeprty then uninstall usb driver and then right clik any driver then clik on scan for hardware then it searches usb and install automatically.
Posted on May 22, 2009
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