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Maxtor 3200 harddrive broken

The green light is no longer flashing at the front. I believe that i put in the wrong power supply. I realised it would cost me £100 to recover my data and this is £100 i do not have. I have bought an enclosure as i believe this is the problem. Can you help me to firstly connect the enclosure to the hardrive. thank you

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  • Arturocc Mar 03, 2008

    mine is the smae it was working fine lst night but today the green light is only flashing and is not steady, my bet is that is fied or the powers is not right, cos i am on south america at the mo, but all my data is in there and i need to get access so what can i do? is there a way i can look at it my self? and what should i look for? many thanks

  • spyder1 Mar 15, 2008

    i have two external hard drives both of different makes and i by mistake one day pluged in the wrong power lead and turned it on to find that i had blown something inside the unit so i bought an external hd encloser hoping that this would cure the problem but it didnt so now i know the problem is in the hard drive,is there any way or any one that can retreve my data back off it.im totally heart broken as i have many digital photos of my father who has sadly now passed away,i pray they are not lost so any help i would be most greatful

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First thing First, detect and isolate the problem:

take the HD and connect it to the computer (DATA AND POWER CABLES right connected) and see if Operative System detects it and you can partition, format and write and move data to and inside it without problems.

If you can and the system works OK with that... your HD is working so take a breath. If not... you HD is down and well... there is not much to do without expending money.

If you succeed, just try powering your case without the HD and of course with the right power supply... the one that comes with the case. if the case can be powered for a few hours with no problems nor rare noises... connect the HD to it and try.

The info you are giving is very incomplete, I don`t know what you did, what system are you operating, Do not know what you know about computers, so I do not know what to explain and what you know already.

Good Luck

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