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My computer doen't recognize my hard drive

I have a Maxtor external 3200 hard drive that my computer doesn't recognize when I plug in the USB...I'm lost and don't know what to do...I had all my music and photos on it and not its like it isn't there? please help..

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Try connecting it to another computer.
If it is not detected, then either the disk-drive "inside" the unit is dead, or the "adapter" (USB-to-Disk-Drive) inside the unit is dead.

If the latter, disassemble the case, remove the disk-drive, and attach it as an "internal" hard-drive to your computer.

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First, try another USB Cable. If that does not work properly then I would suspect the box or the drive has failed. If you just bought it, return it to the store and complain. They may replace it. As for your data?

Now if you want to become techie you can remove the hard drive from the box and attach it to you computer either copy the files back if you do not have them on your computer or format the drive if you have your files. Then put the drive back in the box and try to get a refund or buy a different external. I like a metal box with an AC cord plug. Best of luck.

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That's the problem right there. Your external hard drive is formatted for Windows, so you won't be able to access files off your Mac laptop.

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I will tell you how to solve it, but this will void your warranty!
I had the same problem. What i was intended to open the box take the HD and use it as an internal HD.
When I opened the box I saw the HD jumpers were set on Cable Select I picked the jumper and plugged it to Master. Plugged it back to AC power and USB. It works. I donno why but it just worked.
Good Luck!

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