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Oops I plugged my 3200 into the the wrong power supply. now the light just flashes. can I replace the internal power supply. how do I get one.

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Re: oops

You have fried the enclosure. Replacing it or the dc in is not an option. Ideally , you need to extract the drive and hope the surge did not make it past the bridge board. I would seek out a more sturdy enclosure, preferably aluminum for hear dissapation. Try mounting the drive internally in a desktop and finding out is condition before spending money on a new enclosure.

Usually you can smell the drive for any hint of "electrical burn" once its been extracted, or trace the extent of the damage in the enclosure.

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What does blinking green light on Maxtor 3200 mean?

Typically, if your seeing that green light, it means you don't have enough power from your power supply. You may need to disconnect some of the other components for the drive to boot up. Ultimately, if you want to continue using the new drive, you'll need to replace out the power supply with a larger one.

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Usually, replacing the interface would solve this, but before doing so make sure that the internal hard drives electronic boards do not have any failure else they will cook your new interface. It is advised to consult someone skilled in electronics to inspect the internal components.

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First, disconnect the power cable from the back of the external hard drive:
If the power supply LED continues to blink:
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  2. If the power supply continues to blink after changing outlets, this indicates that the power supply is defective and needs to be replaced.

  3. If the power supply stays solid, then reconnect to the external hard drive and see if the drive spins.

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sounds like you caused a overload and fried the main controller.

you will have to contact the manufacturer about that problem as they might be able to advise you on parts, sorry

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i have a feeling its not the hard drive thats bad i think it sounds like the case .
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