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Maxator hard drive not being recognized

Hey i had this hard drive for a while are all of a sudden it is not recognized, when i plug in the usb nothing happens. My computer does not even its there there is no noise coming from the hard drive, the light is on but nothings happening. I took it to a friends computer and chimes when it's plugged in, but it does not appear as a drive. If any can help me let me know.

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Well all good things must end and it sounds like this one has. If it doesn't connect in either computer then something inside has either been bumped loose or it's broken.

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SOURCE: can't retreive any info from my maxator green

Good day sir/maam, I had the same problem with my generic external drive, keeps blinking but cant be recognized by the PC. chances are the Maxtor is done, you can salvage the Hard disk inside. Visit your dealer if its under warantee demand for a replacement they may also have service people to take a look at the drive. hope this helps

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If you get no joy using the Troubleshooting Guide then try this...
You will need to check You Tube to find a Dismantle on your product and follow the step guide on here, the procedure should be similar.
Check 1st that your External HDD has an P.C. internal HDD inside, from You Tube, before dismantle of your External HDD. Connections for an Internal Laptop HDD may have same connections as P.C. not sure though.
Once your happy that it has continue reading and follow the step guide on the link below.
My neighbour has the Seagate FreeAgent Desk 500GB, and in under 2 weeks it started to beep and was not recognized by any Laptop or P.C. if this is the same for you with any FreeAgent Desk series ( not GO series, different procedure for GO products). You maybe in luck click this link, you may have to register in the forums to view thread.... http://www.yo-lid.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=84 Thread can be found in 'Technical' under 'General Technical Issues',
Only attempt this option if you have important information saved in it, you will find that you will be charged by your product makers for retrieval of any information saved on your product.
Thumbs up please if it's any use to you Thank you.

Posted on Aug 29, 2010

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