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Maxtor nightmare Maxtor One Touch Mini 4 external 160 Gb no longer recognized by computer. Any way to retrieve data? The disk still spins (I can feel it when I hold it in my hand), but the laptop (Windows XP) won't acknowledge it anymore. It's only a cuople months old, so I can get a new one, but even though THEIR device went bad, they want to charge me $1700 to restore data!!! Unbelievable!

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    Jill George May 11, 2010

    First of all, have you tried a different cable? And have you tried to connect it to anything other then your laptop?

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