Question about Maxtor Personal Storage 3200 (U01E200) 200 GB Hard Drive
I have a Maxtor One Touch II. I pluged it into the wrong ac adaptor (my laptop's adaptor) and now the Maxtor external hard drive does not work. I don't know if I just blew out something in the case and the HD is OK.
I have never bought an enclosure kit so do not know how to shop it.
Anyone know if applying the wrong ac will kill the HD or would it be only the case? Also, any suggestions as to how to sort out what kind of external case would greatly be appreciated.
My laptop adapter delivers 4A (ampères). Examine the HD adapter, and read all markings, looking for output intensity ( a number followed by a capital A). Do the same with you computer's adapter.
If output intensity delivered by the computer adapter is higher than the output intensity of the HD adapter, chances are you have blown out a fuse inside the HD enclosure (if you have a fuse)
In addition to voltage, intensity, there is the question of polarity of the adapter (positive inside ---C+ or positive outside ---+C. You can verify compatibilties of the adapters by comparing the C with a dot on both adapters.
Hope it helps sort things out a bit.
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