Question about Maxtor OneTouch III Mini Edition 120GB External USB 2.0 Portable 120 GB IDE Hard Drive

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My Maxtor won't power up. The power supply's green LED is solid when I disconnect from the drive but when I plug it into the drive it blinks. I have plugged it into another Maxtor drive and it stays solid and powers up the drive. What does the blinking LED mean... is there some sort of short or something in the Drive??? Can this be fixed??? Please respond

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  • CJSalsa Mar 21, 2008

    I have the same problem with my One Touch III.



    Is this just a problem with the enclosure, or with the internal IDE HDD?



    Do you think I can get the data off it by taking it out of the enclosure and connecting it directly to my IDE cable inside the PC?

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One hard drive failure mode is a power circuit short. Contact MAXTOR support on their web site for a possible warranty replacement. BTW, SEAGATE owns MAXTOR now.

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