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I have a external, Maxtor Personal Storage 3100. The green light for power comes on and stays on as normal but the amber light for the hard drive doesn't (if flashes twice once powered on and that's it) and I've connected it to different PCs and laptops and they don't recognize it. Any ideas as to what may be wrong? I've taken apart the casing and the connections to the drive itself seem to be ok.

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The problem is with the connector or the cable change the cable and then try it. hope it helps

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