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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?

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Josh

jpricepersonal@mac.com

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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.

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