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No function 1 year old , 60GB maxtor mini I want to know why any computer cannot read any data on it. I have a Maxtor One Touch 4 - 500GB, drive. It is approx 1 year old. All of a sudden, it will not function. The light comes on, but you can't see data from computer. I have tried 3 different computers. Same problem

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Check with Maxtor and see if this is covered under warranty. It should be.

Here is a link to the site

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