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Do I need only one cord (usb) to connect to my laptop?

Do I also need a power cord? I just moved my bussiness and I'm not sure what was required to connect Maxtor to my laptop.

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The "physically-smaller" external hard-drives draw power through the USB cable.
The "physically-larger" external hard-drives require an external power-supply (just like a laptop requires an external power-supply).

Check the casing for a plug where the electrical power would come in; if none, then the unit will draw electrical power through the USB cable.

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Hi,

The best you can do is,

Turn off the PC/Laptop
Disconnect the USB cable from Camera to pc/laptop

Disconnect the power cord connecting the pc/laptop and the wall jack or surge protector
Disconnect the power cord connecting the camera to wall jack or surge protector

wait for 5-10 mins

Connect the power cord of PC/laptop and turn on the pc/laptop and login to your PC
Connect the power cord of Camera to wall jack or surge protector

Connect the usb cable or camera to PC/laptop
It should get recognised and work fine.


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Sorry to inform you of this, but i have had this happen before and a replacement power cord was necessary. If you are lucky, like i was, they might send you a replacement for free

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Did you try the disk on a different computer to make sure the disk is functioning?
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SolutionStep one: Perform a power reset and connect the printer directly into the electrical outlet Remove all the paper loaded in the main input tray.
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Disconnect the power cord from the electrical outlet and wait 10 seconds.
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Make sure that the power cord is firmly connected to both the product and the power supply.
Reconnect the power cord to the back of the product.
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If the issue continues, proceed to the next step.

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Need instructions for eGo portable hard drive. This shold ave come wit th purchase but did not.


there's no much need for instructions.
you just plug the hd into a USB port avaliable in your computer. the operating system should be able to recognize it a few seconds after you have plugged the hd into the usb port.

some hd may require for 2 usb to be connected to the computer for the computer to see it.. usually they come with a "y" usb cord. one goes to the hd and 2 usb type a cord go to 2 usb ports on the computer

to check to make sure the computer sees the hd. go into my computer and check if a removable storage device has appear.

also check your hd is on, some external hd may have switch to turn them on.
also check if your hd requires external power if it does it should come with a power connector that needs to be connected and plugged into the power outlet for it to work.

post your finding if you need more help.

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