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I've had my Maxtor external hard... Answer I've had my Maxtor external hard drive for a good 3-4 years, and for some reason, it just seems to stay idle and not let me access my data that is on it. The power source is plugged in and the "Green Light" indicator is on, but is not the bright green that it used to be. Even when trying it on different computers, it still doesn't let me access the info, nor does it appear as another drive on the computer.

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You may want to move the drive to a new enclosure or get the power supply checked.

removing the drive and connecting it to a suitable PC would tell you right away if it was the drive or the enclosure that was at fault.

Posted on Oct 06, 2009

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You did well to have it work so long!
It is out of warranty - open it up, remove the drive from the case. It may be a SATA drive, but probably an IDE from 4 years ago...

Just place it in your computer and it should work fine. The most common problem is the controller card for the external connection has failed. so putting it in your computer as a normal drive will either fix it - or tell you that the drive has died.

Posted on Oct 05, 2009

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