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External hard drive problem

With my easyshare 5300 connected to my pc, i have problems with my external hard drive (Maxtor 500 GB). It is not possible to save any work done on autocad files which are on the hard drive, but works fine with the printer disconnected. Please help!

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  • Ax238 May 04, 2009

    This occurs for me with any USB-connected storage device (flash drive, external hard drive, digital camera, etc). The only thing that I can think of is that it is some sort of IRQ conflict.

    When attempting to save to any device, it appears to work at first, but then gets corrupted and the device must be reformatted. Everything works fine with the printer USB cable disconnected. Anybody find a solution to this one?

  • Steve Nordquist
    Steve Nordquist May 11, 2010

    That's just shockingly messed up. How about if you connect the printer to a different USB controller's ports, or avert the wacky mode control the printer's driver is having on things through user control panels?



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The problem is that the printer, being a composite device, takes a lot of energy from the computer USB ports. Some computers, such as some Dell computers, have problems with USB ports due to a cheap manufacturing. What I can suggest you is to simply unplug the printer when you want to use the HDD, because no matter what you do, you'll have the same problem and that's because of the computer that won't supply enough power to the USB ports.
Also, if you are using a laptop, remember to keep it plugged to the power so it can provide more energy to the USB ports.

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