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I need to purchase a power supply for a Maxtor 256 500 GB storage device. Where from? I am located on the Gold coast Australia

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Try - www.tigerdirect.com
or www.newegg.com
Also do a local search on ebay or google

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I have pluged in the usb plug and plug the maxtor to the electrical plug but nothimg happens. How do I get it going?


Take a multi-meter, and test the voltage and amperage outputs from the power-supply, to confirm that the readings match the specifications on the label on the power-supply.

If the power-readings are correct, then when you connect the power to the external enclosure, you should either hear the disk-drive start to spin, or feel the vibrations as the disk-drive spins.
If you don't, then the disk-drive inside the enclosure has "died".

If the device is still under warranty, MAXTOR will replace the disk-drive, for minimal costs to you.

If the warranty has ended, then open the enclosure, remove the disk-drive, purchase a new, compatible, disk-drive, install it into the enclosure, and thus "revive" your external storage device.

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Maxtor Personal Storage 3200 500 GB Hard Drive suddenly not recognized. Light on, tried alternate similar power supply, tried different computer along with different operating system. Please help.


May be your Personal Storage 3200 500 GB Hard Drive power socket pins are not seated well when you connect so make sure the pins are in good condition.
Think this is helpful !

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Correct power supply for maxtor basics 500gb desktop drive


Look for the one that has the following DC output:

12Vdc 2A

Input in Australia is 220-240 Vac correct?


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My Maxtor 3200 has a gren light that is now blinking and the computer cannot start the drive. Code 10. What does this mean?


I had this problem. I learned that the power supply was defective. You can purchase a 12V 2amp power supply. This solved my problem. My green light was coming on but my computer didn't recognize the drive and I got the same Code 10 cannot start drive. I purchased a 12V 3amp power supply. It doesn't hurt to have more amps but you need at least 2amps.

Jan 08, 2010 | Maxtor Personal Storage 3200 (U01E200) 200...

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Need to switch power supply from 120v to 220v


If you have the orginal power supply you can go to radio shack and buy a converter to acess it or they can find a converter that runs off 110 voltage so yuo will still be able to chagre and use the device, about $20.00

Aug 24, 2009 | Maxtor Personal Storage 3200 (U01E200) 200...

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Maxtor personal storage 3200 - flashing green light.


Solution:
First, disconnect the power cable from the back of the external hard drive:
If the power supply LED continues to blink:
  1. Connect the power supply to a different outlet (or instead of connecting to a power strip, connect directly to an outlet in the wall).

  2. If the power supply continues to blink after changing outlets, this indicates that the power supply is defective and needs to be replaced.

  3. If the power supply stays solid, then reconnect to the external hard drive and see if the drive spins.

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My Maxtor One Touch III shows up in Device Manager but not in Windows Explorer. How to solve the problem? Thanks!


Hey guys I had the same problem... All the drivers for the device are inside the drive. Maxtor doesn't have any updates availble because you don't need any. What they've neglected to let any of us know is the power supply provided with the unit isn't powerful enough to run it. Replace the original power supply with another one and this will solve the problem. I replaced mine with an old laptops power supply, the fit was alittle tight but believe me it works.

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Maxtor 3200 usb hard drive with windows vista home premium


Hey guys I had the same problem... All the drivers for the device are inside the harddrive. Maxtor doesn't have any because you don't need any. What they've neglected to let any of us know is the power supply provided with the unit isn't powerful enough to run it. Replace the original power supply with another one and this will solve the problem. I replaced mine with an old laptops power supply, the fit was alittle tight but believe me it works.

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Maxtor 3200 not working


Check for error code 10 in the Windows device manager. You likely have a power supply problem.

View my related posts on this FixYa site or on the Seagate Knowledge Base website.
http://forums.seagate.com/stx/board/message?board.id=PersonalStorage&message.id=1258
If it is a power supply problem view my FixYa post below for help finding a new power supply.
http://www.fixya.com/support/t2911563-go_about_getting_new_power_chord

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Maxtor personal Storage 3200 Power Supply [K01PWR3200]


i own the exact same drive. i'm looking for a spare power supply, came across this website, and saw your problem. the power supply is 12 volts dc at 2 amps. the connector that gets plugged into the hard drive: center pin is power (positive) and outer "shield" is ground (negative). hope this helps.

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