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My hd maxtor basics 1T tries to start but fails. I tried to change usb pc etc.. semza result. you have an idea? thanks

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If the hard drive fails to it may be because the usb port is not giving sufficient power to boot.
You should try to plug the hard disk with the usb cable and with the power cable to electric power. This could give the hard drive sufficient power to boot

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-make sure that the cables from the ext hard drive is properly connected like power if there is and USB -try other USB port -try other USB devices -try other USB cable for that Maxtor -try other computer
the reason why you are doing that is to know if the USB port is broken of if the ext hard drive is not responding.
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