Question about Maxtor Personal Storage 3200 (U01E200) 200 GB Hard Drive
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Someone else figured this out, but I've seen a lot of people with the same problem. Hopefully this will help you with yours. This is for WinXP and Windows Vista. It worked great for me.
*** THIS WILL VOID YOUR WARRANTY ***
1 - Disconnect the HD from USB and power supply.
2 - There are 2 screws at the back. Unscrew and open the box. (The plastic is kinda hard to open be careful)
3 - Now you have a metal box in your hands. Unscrew and open it.
4 - Now you will see a HD and a controller board. There are 3 screws that holds the controller board. Take them out.
5 - Now slide out the hard drive and controller board out gently.
6 - Unplug the controller board (power socket and IDE socket)from the Hard disk.
7 - Look at the back you will see jumper settings. (Mine was set on Cable Select.)
8 - Take the jumper out and plug it to Master ON position. now put it all back together.
Posted on Feb 22, 2009
SOURCE: maxtor 3200 usb personal storage
Like many others, I had problems with the drive and tried some obvious solutions like swapping the old USB cable with a new one, trying different computers with XP, Vista, etc. and nothing worked. One solution I found was to open the HD case and swap the drive into a spare bay on your PC tower. I didn't want to go there since the case is very hard to open and I didn't want the hassle. So, the solution I tried was to replace the power supply. I saw this solution a few times in some forums so I figured to give it a try. I Googled the exact specs and found a comparable power supply at 12V Adapters (Aurora CO). It is not a Maxtor supply but I figured as long as the output was correct it may work. Just got the adapter today, plugged in the HD, and YES, IT POWERS UP and the XP at my work recognizes the drive! Now I have all my files available and accessible. Good luck to all, I hope this works for you. By the way, one lesson learned: BACK UP BACK UP BACK UP! Drives are so cheap now there is no reason not to (except for being lazy)!
Posted on Apr 17, 2009
Seagate.com. Try these links out
Posted on Jun 24, 2009
SOURCE: Maxtor 3200
There is a troubleshooter that describes steps for these symptoms on Seagates Knowledge Base website.
Posted on Sep 16, 2009
The following site guarantees compatible replacement.
I've been searching for a replacement as well. I found the specs on the original cord at the following site.
12V, 2A, positive inner post, 2.5 inner diameter (ID) and 5.5 outer diameter (OD).
I don't think I would buy the exact replacement ADP brand fom the site above. Many have complained about it failing at the 2-yr point. I am considering the following replacement from the same website.
NOTE: the input AC voltage range is different on this one, but it should still work in the USA.
There are other options on ebay.
Let us know if anyone has specific success with any of these or others.
Posted on Sep 16, 2009
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