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Maxtor one touch 3 external drive

The on / off toggle power switch in back appears to have failed somehow. I turn it on I get nothing, if u switch it back and forth I see the blue power light in front flash briefly, thats all. So, right now its a 500 GB brick. Any ideas out there?? Could it be the power supply ? or just the switch..any ideas how to fix, or do I get another so I have a set of bookends???

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  • Anonymous Oct 09, 2008

    I need to open the case to replace the HDD

  • westonfront Feb 22, 2009

    The power toggle switch on my Iomega MiniMax has also failed, the power light just blinks on briefly when you try to turn it on and that is all the action you get. Has anyone had sucess in changing the power switch or know that in fact the fault lies elsewhere?


  • jevon2010 Apr 10, 2009

    I plug it in and flip the switch to my maxtor onetouch 3 200gb USB 2.0 and all i get is a quickly blinking light on the front and on the power brick and help w/o voiding waranty idk if it's up yet

  • tomcam May 04, 2009

    The power on switch has become erratic. I'm replacing this drivie right now with a WD right now! I will get an enclosure as someone else suggested so that I can salvage this. drive.



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You can take out the drive and put it into a replacement USB enclosure. You can find these at most stores that sell computers. You will also need to pick up a special screw driver from a hardware store to get into the maxtor drive. (Take the drive in with you to make sure they get you the right size)

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