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Maxtor connection problem

Drive will not connect blinking light on front of drive

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Re: Maxtor connection problem

Just in case other users experience it, we can check and test the hard drive using:
1. Disk Management:
Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Computer Management (please run as administrator; right click it), Disk Management. Is this hard drive info exist in this screen? If it is, then the hard drive is not dead.
2. Test and fix it using Norton Utilities (download and run it):

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SOURCE: Maxtor III does not show on connected.

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SOURCE: Maxtor 750GB External Drive Blinking White Light

If you hear a click-click sound it means that your drive's mechanics ia failing. BAD NEWS !!

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SOURCE: plugged wrong power cable into maxtor onetouch 4

Is it still under warranty?

Posted on Jul 10, 2009

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SOURCE: The blue light on my Maxtor is blinking really

Have you tried restarting your Mac (with the Drive still connected)?

Otherwise try:

1. Disconnect the USB cable from your Mac.
2. Restart your Mac.
3. Reconnect the USB cable to a different USB port on your Mac (like the keyboard USB port for example).

See how you get on. Let me know. Regards,

Posted on Feb 16, 2010

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SOURCE: i have a maxtor III usb 2.0 500 GB external hard

Had the same problem with a laptop and maxtor ext hd. Bought a powered U.S.B hub problem solved.Also make sure you format it.

Posted on Apr 16, 2010

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SOURCE: My Maxtor 4 500 GB hard drive sounds like it's

This could be something as simple as the cable has gone bad. I would replace it first. If that does not work try this.
1.Right click the My Computer icon on desk top. If you do not have My Computer on the desk top it can be found in the Start Menu. It may just say Computer.
2.After right clicking it go to Properties in the drop down menu and left click it. You will get a window looking like this.
If you have Vista. I think Windows 7 is similar. Windows XP will be a window with tabs at top.
3.Open the Device Manager and you will get a window with a list of devices that are installed on you
PC. Looking like this.
In the list you should see your Maxtor it's probably down in the USB section. If you can't find it, it means you need to reinstall the drivers. If you do find it right click on it. You will have a drop down menu with different options on it. You can try uninstalling it reboot the PC and see if it auto finds it.

Hope this was helpful.
Good Luck

Posted on Oct 13, 2010

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Otherwise try:

1. Disconnect the USB cable from your Mac.
2. Restart your Mac.
3. Reconnect the USB cable to a different USB port on your Mac (like the keyboard USB port for example).

See how you get on. Let me know. Regards,

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Hi cimbom76,
Sorry to hear of your problems. The following is taken from the Seagate (they own Maxtor) website at :-

For Maxtor Basics and Personal Storage 3100 and 3200 drives, there may or may not be an LED on the power supply, but the light on the drive should usually remain solid during normal operation, while powered on.

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There is an online form to fill in or you can telephone
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I hope this helps and I hope that you can recover your pictures and videos.

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