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Damaged Maxtor Cable Socket

I've knocked my Maxtor off the computer desk and it landed on the cable damaging the socket on the unit itself. The PC now won't recognize the Maxtor and I get an error message stating there is a power surge. Is there any way the cable socket can be repaired? Thanks Nigel

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Re: Damaged Maxtor Cable Socket

NO. Its also probably the drive a suffer physical damage. Imagine a cd player being dropped as it is reading/writing, except you can change the disk. You will most likely have to ( or have a trained technician ) extract the drive, place it into a new enclosure, and test the drives stability. Hope this helps.

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3. check the usb cable for minor damage, try a different cable if you can, different machines use different ways of manufacturing sockets making some more sensitive to a damaged plug than others.
The pc turning off is a safety system which prevents power being sent through data ports. If the pc turns off immediately after inserting the usb cable then that's a sure sign that there is a bad connection/short somewhere between the socket and the cable.
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Then power the unit with 2 USB Ports on the Computer.
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This will be enough power to operate the Device Correctly.

I,ve done this on several external Drives, never failed for Me.

Mike @ compurepair.

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You are describing the symptoms of a classic cable short. My guess is the power plug cable on the A/C power adaptor or the socket it plugs into is damaged. Try holding the plug still and wiggling the power cable back and forth, chances are that will recreate the problem. -If you have basic tools and solder experience you can purchase a replacement plug, cut the old on off and attach the new one. -If you don?t have the time or inclination to fix it you can just purchase a replacement power supply. If it doesn?t appear to be the power (or if you?re not using the A/C power adaptor) it may be the USB cable or its socket. -Try a new cable. -Try a different USB socket; they are surprisingly easy to damage. Let us know if you have any other questions and please don?t forget to rate this post.

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