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MAC Computer won't recognize Maxtor External Hard Drive

It's plugged in, turned on, power good.  connection good.  Icon not on desktop.

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That disk is not detected by windows due to power failure to your hard drive. check power of your drive.

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External hard drives are portable storage devices you can use to back up files or transfer content from one computer to another quickly and safely.

While external hard drives vary in design and storage capacity, turning them off properly is ideal because it decreases the chances of damaging or corrupting files.

Whether you are using Windows or Mac OS X, you can safely eject and turn off your external hard drive in minutes.

Safely eject your external hard drive before turning it off if you have connected it to your computer.

To do so, click the "Safely remove hardware" icon on the system tray on the taskbar. T
he hardware window launches.


Click your external hard drive's icon in the hardware window and click the "Stop" button. You should see the "This device can now be safely removed from your computer" dialog message.

Press the "Power" button to turn off your external hard drive.
Some external hard drives turn off automatically when you safely eject them.

Right-click your external hard drive's icon on the desktop if you are using a Mac, and then click "Eject."

Alternatively, drag your external hard drive's icon from the desktop to the "Trash" bin.
You should no longer see your hard drive on the desktop.

Press the "Power" button to turn off your external hard drive

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My Maxtor 200GB external HD is not showing up on my Mac G4. I've tried USB & Firewire connections. Restarted the Maxtor then computer. Restarted computer, then Maxtor No good. Thanks for your...


If it still has a valid warranty, exercise the warranty to get a free replacement.

Otherwise, open the enclosure, and separate the disk-drive from the USB-to-disk-drive adapter, and connect the disk-drive as a 'slave' disk-drive in a desktop computer, to see if the adapter was the problem.

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Probably not the right answer for your problem. Mine is an external 1 TB Simple Drive. Mine wouldn't respond at all. I unplugged the power cable from the back of the hard drive and replugged it in and instantly it worked (with the computer and hard drive plugged in). I had tried rebooting the computer, plugging/unplugging over and over into the computer and that didn't work.

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Try unplugging both the power and data cables from both the computer and the hard drive. Let the hard drive spin down. Plug the cables back in. It should become visible with no loss of files.

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hey anna dont worry , you need to mac it because right now its for pc to do that go to the utility folder
which is in applications, the run disk utility

whislt the external drive is hooked up.
in the disk utility click on the drive, and earse using "mac extended"
once finished, plug it out and in again and it should work

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How is it connected ? USB?
If you start w/o Maxtor connection is your PC starting correctly?
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Hi Crkinard.. i think you shuld first find out whether the problem is with the external device or your computer... so check if the device is recognised by another system... as you have been using the device dor couple of years i think yours computer's drive for external devices should have been corupted.. so check out the device with some other computer.. if it is recognised in that computert then you can easily reinstalled the software for your device again..

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That's the problem right there. Your external hard drive is formatted for Windows, so you won't be able to access files off your Mac laptop.

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