Question about Maxtor OneTouch III Mini Edition 120GB External USB 2.0 Portable 120 GB IDE Hard Drive
"A USB device has malfunctioned and exceeded power limits of its hub port."
How can I get this to work? Put a AC adapter USB hub in between?
I assume that you've tried plugging in both the red AND black cables? If that is true, and you're still having the issue, then: Good luck.
Maxtor has decided in all their wisdom to no longer offer the power supplies for this (generally cool) little drive. If your drive now fails to mount after updating to OSX.5 (I'm guessing you are a Mac user by your email addy), one solution would be to go to NewerTech and get one of their very sweet "Universal USB2.0 Drive Adapters" (about $19) and connect the bare drive (from WITHIN the Maxtor enclosure, yes, you'll have to take it apart) to your machine using the NewerTech device.
Posted on Mar 24, 2008
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Feb 28, 2013 | Computers & Internet
Remember the help below is only a fix for seeing the error message not for overdrawing the port.
To stop overdrawing the port you need to either use a power supply or a double USB cable.
To prevent seeing the USB Power Surge alert message, complete the following steps:
Click on START, Click on CONTROL PANEL, Double-click on the SYSTEM icon, Click on the HARDWARE tab, Click the DEVICE MANAGER button, Click the "+" next to Universal Serial Bus Controllers to expand the selection.,Right-click and select PROPERTIES on the Intel® USB UNIVERSAL HOST CONTROLLER (not the USB Root Hub),Click the ADVANCED Tab, Check the box that says: "Don't tell me about USB errors"
Nov 29, 2010 | Amstron Toshiba Satellite A80 Laptop AC...
Jan 05, 2010 | Maxtor OneTouch II external hard drive...
Oct 15, 2009 | Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini 160GB External USB...
Sep 24, 2009 | Computers & Internet
Sep 07, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Sep 05, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad T43 Notebook
Jan 28, 2009 | Dell Dimension 4700C PC Desktop
Sep 01, 2008 | Maxtor OneTouch III Mini Edition 120GB...
Dec 11, 2006 | Nikon Coolpix 5900 Digital Camera
118 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: