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Maxtor one Touch 300GB no steady green light

I have a maxtor one touch 300gb. when it is pluged in to a usb and powered by ac, an amber light comes on. after a minute or 2 it flashes a green light the alternates between green and amber. the computer never recognizes the drive. i have tried on 3 machines running xp and vista. could it be stuck in a reformat mode?

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  • mzaccaro Apr 24, 2008

    I have a Maxtor 300 One Touch. While using it recently, it suddenly stopped working and when I went to remount it, I got a "disk structure is corrupted and unreadable" message.

    What happened and how can I recover my data?

    Thanks

    Mike

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Hi,

The USB Isn,t supplying/providing enough Power to the device.
Search e-bay or similar for a 2 into 1 USB Cable.
Then power the unit with 2 USB Ports on the Computer.
2 x USB Into 2 x Sockets On P.C. 1 x Into Device Drive.
This will be enough power to operate the Device Correctly.

I,ve done this on several external Drives, never failed for Me.

Mike @ compurepair.

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