Question about Maxtor OneTouch III Mini Edition 120GB External USB 2.0 Portable 120 GB IDE Hard Drive

1 Answer

Maxtor One Touch Mini

"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?

Thanks
Josh

jpricepersonal@mac.com

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 9 Answers

Hi Josh!

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

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya Technician 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 repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Technician (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Apple mobile device usb drivers has malfunctioned and exceed the power limits of its hub port.


ok this is common with usb and high output devices try time machine or using two different ports

Feb 28, 2013 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Apple mobile device usb drivers has malfunctioned and exceed the power limits of its hub port.


Ewwwwwww... no fun.

You should try a "POWERED"

4 Port USB 3.0 Hub It's important that it's a "POWERED HUB" because you need the HUB to supply it's OWN power and not depend on your Apple E to provide power to your connected USB devices!

The good news is they don't cost much: $8 on eBay
Auction: 202096902632
Note that they include the power supply! Many other HUBS don't.

Your HUB is even LESS if you pick on the USB 2.0. Version, AND YES, each HUB MUST have it's own power supply and that's just what YOU need.

The ONE thing I didn't like about this HUB is the LED lights that are provided for each port! They are TOO bright so I opened it up and plucked all but one LED out. I also bought the 8 and 10 Port HUB versions and 'fixed' them too.

I also didn't need the switches to confuse things (accidentally turn one or more ports OFF)... so my trusty hot glue gun fixed that! All are constant ON now.

Anthony

Black 4 Port USB 3 0 Hub On Off Switches AC Power Adapter Cable For PC...

Oct 27, 2017 | Sony VAIO Computers & Internet

1 Answer

I Have Toshiba Satellite Laptop, i am continuously getting pop up message " Power Surge On Hub Port " A USB device has exceeded the power limits of its hub port. Please help how to stop this pop...


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...

2 Answers

Can't open Maxtor one touch 4 mini


If the external hard disks is plugged to a USB port and is not detected anymore, try uninstalling the USB Root Hub devices in the device manager. They will automatically be reinstalled on reboot and that can help fix detection issues.

But did you look in the Disk Management module of Windows to see if the disk is there? Right-click My Computer and select Manage.

Jan 05, 2010 | Maxtor OneTouch II external hard drive...

1 Answer

I am getting error power surge on hub port in windows xp pro


your usb hub is exceeding the power limit or you are attaching a device that is extracting more more , use a USB 2.0 port HUB with a power adapter if you are attaching more devices on hub

Sep 24, 2009 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

A usb has exceeded the power limits of its hub port


Simply put its what it says.

you have too many devices drawing power from the USB ports of your laptop.

A fix for this is to use a USB hub but it MUST be one with its own power supply.

Sep 07, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

1 Answer

Power surge on hub port


Try this to find out which one of your components has an issue. Turn off your machine then unplug all of your USB cables. Turn your machine back on and plug in one of your USB cables. Verify the component you just plugged in works correctly and if it does plug in another cable and verify that component is working. Continue these steps until you have the one component that displays the error you have seen. That component is most likely the cause of your issue and should be replaced.

Good luck, Greased.

Jan 28, 2009 | Dell Dimension 4700C PC Desktop

1 Answer

Maxtor OneTouch lll Mini 120 GB


If your using a USB hub, unplug another device (i.e printer or scanner, fax, etc.). Plug in your One Touch. Then turn off your pc and turn it back on. This should work.
If you use a alot of USB devices, you may need to get a USB Power Hub.
You can try an plug in the One Touch straight to the pc and unpluging all other usb device except the keyboard and mouse.
Let me know if this helps. You also may need to move the ac power to another outlet.

Sep 01, 2008 | Maxtor OneTouch III Mini Edition 120GB...

2 Answers

Helpp! exceeded the power limits on its hub port?


a simple solution is buy a powered usb hub ( which has an adapter which plugs into the mains) that should solve your problem

Dec 11, 2006 | Nikon Coolpix 5900 Digital Camera

Not finding what you are looking for?
Maxtor OneTouch III Mini Edition 120GB External USB 2.0 Portable 120 GB IDE Hard Drive Logo

119 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Maxtor Computers & Internet Experts

Arora Singh
Arora Singh

Level 2 Expert

180 Answers

Computer Links

Level 3 Expert

2386 Answers

terminalcon

Level 2 Expert

81 Answers

Are you a Maxtor Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...