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You can use any 12 volt power supply for these external drives from any electronics store but you need to make sure they are a 2 amp rating anything under that will burn out your power supply. You will need to make sure the centre is the + if the supply comes with a selection of plugs.
Maxtor hard drives have sometimes have problems. When you say it didn't work, can you here the drive spinning? Do you feel a G effect if up pick up the drive? Are any lights on? If all these are no then the unit is dead. Now all may not be lost. This drive may be able to be slaved to another and then accessed to remove your data. Do you have the capability of removing the drive from the case and slaving it to another CPU? If not then the unit needs to see a reputable repair person.
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.