Question about Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Maxtor one touch 4 mini- not connected! The single USB cable is in the Computer USB port.So far so good. When the second USB connector-with 2 cables is inserted to another Computer’s USB Port I start getting messages: USB device not recognized, one of the USB devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned……… To sume it up: connecting on it's own the single cable is O.K. Connecting the double cable on it's own gives the message. - The point is Maxtor is not connected yet, only the cables. Can you help? Can I fix it? Thank you very much

Posted by on

  • zdenekf May 13, 2008

    Hi Dave 117,
    I have panicked. After I sent the request I tried the cable without HD in my laptop DELL Inspiron 5100-same story. I went today to a computer shop. We tried 4 computers and it worked on all of them O.K. I looked as an idiot.
    Anyway I bought another new cable. And the new one works on both of my computers. The old one does not. Why? Only God knows. Anyway thank you very much for fast answering.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Novelist:

    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 134 Answers

Quite strange.. I would suggest that maybe one of the usb ports is faulty.. Or ofcourse, one of the cables.. Or the usb port has been mis-wired inside the pc. That has been done before. Anyway, do you have access to 2 usb drives.. I mean micro/thumb drives? I'd test each port by itself first, to see if they operate correctly, then if they do, use the two usb drives in the two usb ports at the same time, to test read & write.. I guess there are other things you could try, like going to control panel, system, hardware, device manager & checking on the status of the usb ports. That may tell you something worthwhile. Whatever you do, test each port with the one single cable. Yer, this is a strange fault. Let me know how you go. Rgds,

Posted on May 11, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Our MAXTOR Onetouch 4 mini is not recognized by computer. Can your software recover the data?


could be several issues to cause this fault, make sure your usb port is usb 2.0, replace the usb cable, take the unit apart and look for loose conections, try the drive in another caddy, or try another drive in the maxtor caddy. You will probably be able to remove the drive from the caddy and connect it into your computer if you have a tower and the correct connections.

May 02, 2011 | Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini 120GB External USB...

1 Answer

2 usb plugs which goes where??? maxtor 120gb external hardrive pn9nx2dc-500


You have what is call a USB POWER Y ADAPTER: this is designed to provide extra current to your USB HDD drive from a second PC USB port. Plug the end with two USB connectors to your PC/LAPTOP and the single-ended plug to your drive.
Hope it helps! Let me know how you go.

Dec 30, 2009 | Maxtor OneTouch III Mini Edition 120GB...

1 Answer

I need a cable to enable connection from Epson lq 1050 to my computer - (DELL Inspiron-530S)


The "data" cable for a printer either is:
* USB -- a small almost-square socket, less than 1/2 inch (1 centimeter),
* parallel-port -- a very-wide connector, more than 2 inches (5 centimeters).

Some printers have *BOTH* connectors.

Determine which connector(s) you have, and buy a cable.
Often, a "Thrift Store" will have the "parallel-port" cable for a dollar.
Don't pay more than $4 for a "USB" cable.
If you're buying a USB cable, make sure that there is a "square" end -- some USB cables have a smaller "mini-USB" connector, in order to connect to a digital camera.

Nov 27, 2009 | Epson LQ-1050 Matrix Printer

1 Answer

Maxtor one touch 4 mini 250GB hard drive beeping


I had the same problem and the Maxtor/Seagate website did not have any solutions. I finally got in touch with Tech Support and got a fix. I was using it with a Dell tower and plugging into a USB port in the front. I also was using an after market cable.

I learned the Maxtor is a power hog and beeps and shuts down when it is not getting enough power. I did not know but the USB ports on the front of a desktop/tower computer do not provide as much power as a port on the back (the back ports are sometimes directly connected to the motherboard). I got a USB extension cable and connected it to a USB port in the back and it solved the problem.

I also learned that most laptop USB ports are not powerful enough to run the Maxtor. Mine would also not work if you attempt to share it by using an unpowered USB hub. I have gotten it to work with a powered desktop USB hub (Belkin).

I believe that this may explain why you get a "Y" cable with the drive. I could not find an explaination for the cable or how to use. There may be an accessory to purchase that attached to the cable and powers it.

Oct 15, 2009 | Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini 160GB External USB...

2 Answers

How do i find a usb adapter for my maxtor one touch 4 mini 120gb it broke?


You can buy a USB to USB mini cable at almost any store with PC accessories, even Walmart. Buy a high quality one since the drive is powered from the USB 2.0 port. Good Luck

Jul 23, 2009 | Seagate Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini 120GB...

1 Answer

Maxtor One Touch 4 is beeping when I connect it by usb


Does the HDD spinup?
My slightly educated guess... the Ext 2.5in HDD requires more power than it is getting from the single port.

1. Try another port
2. Try it on another computer (all USB ports do not provide 250ma to a load)You may be sharing this avail voltage with all plugged in devices and will have to pull 1-2 others to get the HDD online. Since STARTUP current is high, the HDD pulls all it can from the ports (logical) then settles down and uses 1/3 to keep spinning. After the HDD is up and online, try plugging the other USB devices back in, 1 at a time. If it stalls the HDD - you know the why
3. Take it back and find something a bit less power-hungry (Like Hitichi or Toshiba)

Jan 16, 2009 | Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini 120GB External USB...

2 Answers

Maxtor one touch 4 mini makes chirping sounds while trying to link up with the computer , does this for aprox a minute then stops , the conmputer dosnt see the drive.


Usualy this thing happens with my WD Elements drive when the cable is not connected properly or some dust went on the connector, try using a paintbrush and get rid of the dust, sometimes the usb cable's end is corrodated and that's why id doesn't work properly anymore, sometimes it connects and a bit later suddenly it dissapears, this case try another cable. And also a good idea to try out the drive on a different USB port.
If none of these works, try it on a different computer and see what happens there, if it's not working over there with any of these tricks than it's time to bring it back to the shop and use your warranty to get a new one.

Nov 23, 2008 | Computers & Internet

2 Answers

Connecting Hard drive to laptop


I assume that the "2 cables" are actually joined to gether...

Yes just plug the 2 USB connectors in as dirceted.

The USB drive must require more than the 500mA that the USB spec allows for each port. This is a reasonably common solution

Jul 16, 2008 | Apple MacBook 13"White /2.0Ghz Intel Core2...

1 Answer

6-29-2008 I have a Maxtor One Touch 4 Mini that I use to back up files on my desk top and also want to use it to transfer the same files back and forth with my laptop. Both the Desk Top and the Lap...


After following the on-line instructions I replaced the USB cable that came with the Maxtor with a difrent one and now the drive works as it should. I do not know what the problem is with the original USB cable.
Thanks for the follow-up
Glenn Alford
gamafay@aol.com

Jun 29, 2008 | Computers & Internet

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

471 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Computers & Internet Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

kakima

Level 3 Expert

101608 Answers

David Payne
David Payne

Level 3 Expert

14160 Answers

Are you a Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...