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I have a Dell Inspiron 8600 with 2 USB ports. How do I connect the Maxtor into the correct USB ports. I am having a power surge.

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It sounds like your USB ports just aren't putting out enough power for this device. Did the drive come with an external power supply? If so, does it work when you use the external power supply?

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Our MAXTOR Onetouch 4 mini is not recognized by computer. Can your software recover the data?

could be several issues to cause this fault, make sure your usb port is usb 2.0, replace the usb cable, take the unit apart and look for loose conections, try the drive in another caddy, or try another drive in the maxtor caddy. You will probably be able to remove the drive from the caddy and connect it into your computer if you have a tower and the correct connections.

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You cant repair USB its to small to resoldure unless you are PRO, you could take it apart and connect it to a computer or another laptop and pull out the data here is a guide.

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How do I connect the hard drive for Maxtor One touch

Just use a standard USB cable to run from the drive to the computer's USB port, and connect the power adapter from the wall to the drive.

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I have a Maxtor Personal Storage 3100 80 GB Hard Drive which has always worked and listed as drive G. However, on eday it just stopped listing drive G. Everytime I connect it to my port hub or to the...

Try a different "data" cable between your computer and the external disk-drive.

If there is an external power-supply, borrow a "multimeter", and test that the power-supply is supplying power (correct voltage and correct amperage).

Try connecting it to another computer.

Disassemble it, and disconnect the disk-drive from the USB-to-disk-drive adapter. Connect the disk-drive as a "slave" disk-drive in a desktop computer, and see if the disk is working.

If it still is under warranty, either your local retail store, or Maxtor/Seagate will honour the warranty, and replace it.

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I had the same problem and the Maxtor/Seagate website did not have any solutions. I finally got in touch with Tech Support and got a fix. I was using it with a Dell tower and plugging into a USB port in the front. I also was using an after market cable.

I learned the Maxtor is a power hog and beeps and shuts down when it is not getting enough power. I did not know but the USB ports on the front of a desktop/tower computer do not provide as much power as a port on the back (the back ports are sometimes directly connected to the motherboard). I got a USB extension cable and connected it to a USB port in the back and it solved the problem.

I also learned that most laptop USB ports are not powerful enough to run the Maxtor. Mine would also not work if you attempt to share it by using an unpowered USB hub. I have gotten it to work with a powered desktop USB hub (Belkin).

I believe that this may explain why you get a "Y" cable with the drive. I could not find an explaination for the cable or how to use. There may be an accessory to purchase that attached to the cable and powers it.

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So donot take any action to your Maxtor and Try to find a DR company and recovery the data.Maybe the firmware is having some problems.Usually the tools called HD Doctor from SalvationDATA can deal with the firmware problems.

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Yes, this is a known Maxtor issue. They draw a lot of current, hence the 2 usb connectors. Devices that pull a lot of current need good connections.

Yes, the electronics inside the drive can go bad and they can be sent in for repair. Before doing that, though, try the following:

Make sure that the drive is plugged into usb ports that connect _directly_ to the motherboard (the ones one the back of the computer). Also, try to use usb 2.x ports instead of usb1.x

Try plugging the drive into another computer.

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Does the Maxtor have a 120 cord? If so how about using a converter? They are about 20-30 dollars and connect to the 12 v system of the car and can be placed anywhere.

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Uninstall the back up software, and choose another or reinstall it.

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