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Drive not spinning, or being detected

I tested for every possible problem, even flashed my BIOS and my new Maxtor 250GB HDD is not being detected. It makes noises like it wants to start spinning, but it stops a split second later with a click like a spring loade plastic pin is being released. Then it starts the same thing over again almost a second later. My mother board is functioning properly, I even tried switching to the secondary IDE controller and still nothing. I have tried every possible jumper position imaginable and still no dice. Is there hope, or was it DOA?

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  • watzmp Feb 15, 2009

    very same problem

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    my maxtor 250 beeps & is not recognized by my computor.Fixable?

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I had got the same problem. You should use 3 vertical jumpers on the left side for Master position

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I had got the same problem. You should use 3 vertical jumpers on the left side for master position

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Since it's a new drive, I would return it for another one. Sounds like it is DOA.

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