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Computer Repair How do you open the case of a Maxtor One Touch III External USB Hard Drive

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  • SavageTJ Mar 13, 2008

    We're talking about the USB box here, not the IDE or SATA drive itself inside.

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You don't..that's factory level only, mostly due to the clean room requirements for handling the naked hard disk

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