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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Probably more than just a driver, but Maxtor is part of Seagate, so you should be able to find driver on Seagate's website. I had a 500gb Seagate that failed within the warranty. I didn't want to send it in with loss of all data, so I took it apart. Wala, drive was ok, the interface had failed. If the driver doesn't help Good chance power supply or interface is the problem and drive is ok.
Several things could be happening here:
1. your electronic controller in the hard case has failed.
2. you didn't properly disconnect the external hard drive in Windows > with the
"Safely Remove Hard ware and eject Media" in the task bar.
3. if you have a power supply to the USB drive it may have a damaged power connector or not supply proper power to the device.
You said it has stopped being picked up when plugged in so I hope this is note is relevantbut I don't think it is abnormal for it just to blink.
If the OneTouch does not appear in My Computer or cannot befound by Maxtor Manager, right click on My Computer icon and select Properties,Device Manager, Disc drives, and expand Disc Drives.
There may be ayellow overlay over Maxtor drive, to show it has a problem, so right click onit and select 'Choose drivers for this device' to reinstall them.
Without goingonline they seem to be found and reinstalled from somewhere locally on the PC and I hope this willdo the trick.
Also in case this helps, I don't find the OneTouch (Maxtor Manager) software appears when the driveis plugged in, so I think this is normal too.
You should look for an icon (a capital M within a blue disc) for Maxtor Managerin the taskbar, at the bottom right of the PC's screen.
Right clicking on this icon, (capital M), should bring up awindow with Maxtor Manager at the top.
Then click on the text 'Maxtor Manager' to open the program's window.
yes someone can get the information off the drive it will cost but yes it all depends how much you value the information thats on the drive that you would want to do this it could just be the controler card on the drive or the onetouch's controler went bad if you know someone who can open the unit up for you (maxtor is no longer anyway) have then open the case and plug it into your computer and see if it will work as a internal drive