Question about Maxtor 160GB OneTouch III Mini USB 2.0 External 160 GB Hard Drive

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Mistakenly plugged maxtor one touch 2 into wrong power adapter

Unit is not showing any signs of live. Probably a burned fuse inside
the unit works with 12V power adapter and I plugged her into a 19V laptop adapter. are there any inexpensive solutions to it

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Well Most Likely The Circuit Board Burnet Out Since Its 12V And When Plugged Into A 19V Supply It Will Burn Out Instantly Because It Over Charges The Circuits. So Its Not Possible To Repair Such Damage But You Can Take Out The Hard Drive And Plug IT Into A Desktop Computer And Use It At Home Or As An Online Hard Drive To Store Files

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You have probably cooked the voltage regulator circuit by hitting it with nearly twice the voltage it needs

The laptop supply may say 19v but that is when it is under the loading of a laptop.

Driving a HD it could run up to 23v which would make quite a few components in the HD go pop!

You can take the covers off and have a look as you have nothing to lose by doing so

If you find a fuse popped then replace it and try the unit with the correct supply and leave the cover off while you are testing it.

You may get lucky if they have gone for quick blow fuses

Posted on Jun 18, 2009

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