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Disconnected the Maxtor 4 500gb unit whilst away on hols, on return and connecting back up does not respond and shows no drive connected...... but it is!! Checked all cables and even tried different ports to no avail... Help!

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Motor of the drive is jammed.if its making a a vibration felt on hands , then motor is ok, and the platter arm is stuck on the hard drive recording area. or the circuit plate is faulty.

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