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Maxtor external hard drive failure

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I have had a maxtor external hard drive for about 4 years, during which it has worked fine. About two weeks ago however, it stopped working, and no longer turns on. I've tried a different power supply at the same amp and voltage but it still won't turn on.

Is there any way I can at least get my files from it, even if it is not fixable?

Please help!



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Re: Maxtor external hard drive failure

Put your ear down to it
if you hear it happily humming you have good luck

if its deathly-like with no sound or its starting and stopping and vibrating buzzing or beeping its most likely dead

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Re: Maxtor external hard drive failure

If you really want those files, try They do wonders with dead hard drives (known to have recovered files off a burned hard disk). But it comes with a hefty price. So check their website,

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