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Maxtor personal storage 3200 - flashing green light.

I accidentally used the wrong power supply now the green light is flashing and I can not access any data. Is it lost forever?

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Solution:
First, disconnect the power cable from the back of the external hard drive:
If the power supply LED continues to blink:

  1. Connect the power supply to a different outlet (or instead of connecting to a power strip, connect directly to an outlet in the wall).

  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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I had the same problem... flashing green light and computer wouldn't recognize drive. When I unplugged drive from laptop, unplugged a/c power cord from Maxtor 3200 drive and replugged a/c back in, still immediately got flashing green light. Did research on-line, including contacting manufacturer (now Seagate)... all of whom said to simply try purchasing a new a/c power supply. Found it on ebay for 10 bucks and problem solved... now have access back to Maxtor 3200 external hard drive.

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