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Maxtor 3200 External Drive

My puppy chewed on the ac adaptor cord. What specs am I to look for when replacing?

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  • mfp00018 Mar 11, 2008

    Please disregard my suggestion that the after market replacement power cord from Digikey.com. This replacement arrived but the female plug is not the correct specs. This will be shipped back and my search continues.

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"Universal Adapter".........What this solution fails to point out is that universal adapters are not so universal! To properly power up this external drive (more then likely goes for any piece of equipment) you'll need to sync up the voltage input, output, amps (critical) and in this case the size of the cord plug (2.1mm I.D. x 5.5mm O.D. x 12mm Female) according to the mftg specs.
I found the following web site to provide me with an after market replacement at the best price.

http://search.digikey.com/scripts/DkSearch/dksus.dll?Detail?name=T998-P5P-ND

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You can buy a universal adapter. It works 99% of the time on all harddisk housings.

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I've been searching for a replacement as well. I found the specs on the original cord at the following site.
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I don't think I would buy the exact replacement ADP brand fom the site above. Many have complained about it failing at the 2-yr point. I am considering the following replacement from the same website.
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NOTE: the input AC voltage range is different on this one, but it should still work in the USA.

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The following site guarantees compatible replacement.
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I've been searching for a replacement as well. I found the specs on the original cord at the following site.
http://www.libertye-online.com/servlet/the-1642/new-APD-I.T.E.-POWER/Detail

12V, 2A, positive inner post, 2.5 inner diameter (ID) and 5.5 outer diameter (OD).

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There are other options on ebay.
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Let us know if anyone has specific success with any of these or others.

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