Question about Maxtor One-touch III Mini 40 GB USB 2.0 Hard Drive

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Maxtor one touch mini doesn't appear to work.

The light just keeps blinking on and off.  My computer doesn't register the drive either.  I've shut down the computer and restarted it, the same thing.  I've disconnect the drive and checked the usb port, the port is fine.  I've also pluged it in other ports and nothing.

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  • SusanHanson Mar 18, 2008

    The light just keeps blinking on and off. My computer doesn't register the drive either. I've shut down the computer and restarted it, the same thing. I've disconnect the drive and checked the usb port, the port is fine. I've also pluged it in other ports and nothing.

  • Rowan Fraser Apr 04, 2009

    my problem is identical. i think it may have something to do with the version of the USB port on my laptop. when i plug the one touch mini into a newer machine there is no problem

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Hi,

The blinking light indicates something is happening to know open :

http://seagate.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/seagate.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=1600

And check the power cord and try with the known good power cord.

You can check this :

http://seagate.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/seagate.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=4996&p_created=1194886713&p_sid=SzkLKr3j&p_accessibility=0&p_redirect=&p_lva=1600&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPTEmcF9zb3J0X2J5PSZwX2dyaWRzb3J0PSZwX3Jvd19jbnQ9MTg0LDE4NCZwX3Byb2RzPTQxMCw0MjEsNDYxLDQ2NSw1MDgmcF9jYXRzPSZwX3B2PTUuNTA4JnBfY3Y9JnBfc2VhcmNoX3R5cGU9YW5zd2Vycy5zZWFyY2hfbmwmcF9wYWdlPTE*&p_li=&p_topview=1

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The light just keeps blinking on and off. My computer doesn't register the drive either. I've shut down the computer and restarted it, the same thing. I've disconnect the drive and checked the usb port, the port is fine. I've also pluged it in other ports and nothing.

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