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Re: MAXTOR Personal Storage 3200 - LED light rapid...
Many experts beleave you got a bad AC adaptor the plugs into the wall. My findings are the following.
If you hear the drive spin up but does not show up on your computer then you got a bad controller board inside the case of that hard drive. The fix take the drive out of the enclosure and put it into another enclosure or simply install it into your computer.
I have videos on a WD mybook witch is not the same model or manufacture but still helps some people figure out what to do. Please be considerate i mean the videos are dark but you can still make out on whats going on.
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hdd problem,, 50% can fix you hdd.. if you have inportant data just make recover.. you can't use that for install program and operating system just only for external, save data but dangeros also maybe someday it wil not work totaly..
I've had two of these Maxtor Personal Storage 3200 drives and both have failed. On the first one, one of the Best Buy Geek Squad guys told me the card (circuit board) was bad. I bought the exact model, swapped cards and the old drive worked fine... for a while. Now it has died. So I am online looking for another one, so I can swap cards again to rescue my data & photos. NAS home server with RAID is my next step. Buffalo is the brand I am looking at...
For Maxtor Basics and Personal Storage 3100 and 3200 drives, there may or may not be an LED on the power supply, but the light on the drive should usually remain solid during normal operation, while powered on.
1. But if the power supply does have an LED on it, isolate the problem by connecting the power supply into a power outlet without the hard drive connected to it. If the LED blinks in this configuration, the power supply is faulty. Please contact Technical Support for replacement information.
2. If the LED remains solid, connect the drive. Once it is connected, turn the drive on. If the LED begins blinking, the drive has an electronic failure. Please replace the drive. You can create a warranty replacement order to replace the unit.
From what you have said i'm afraid it sounds like there is an electronic failure of the drive. I haven't followed the process through but they do offer a Data Recovery Service at :-
There is an online form to fill in or you can telephone 020 7432 4619 to talk to a Data Recovery specialist.
I hope this helps and I hope that you can recover your pictures and videos. Mark.
it makes no difference how old the drive is, unless you transfer the same amount of content everyday and can chart and predict. It might help to wrap your mind around the actually capacity and extent of files you trasfer and use. If that drive is a 200GB....1 gigabyte is roughly 1 cd and a half. A compact disc can hold 700MB, or gauge it to like a ipod. So if youre possibly transferring say 2GB per day, you will reach the max of the drive in 3 months?
2GB X 90 days=180GB
If you are using graphic applications, or video...you may want to look towards a 320 GB or 500GB as things only get larger with current computers........Just 3 years ago, who knew what a gigabyte was? Now we own drive in upwards to 1TB ( terabyte ).