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How can i open Maxtor one touch 4 plus external hard drive, actually i want to take out the HD out of its casing?

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If you must open it, do the following.
On the bottom of the drive there is a little round label that says warranty void if removed. Under this label is one small screw. Remove this screw, cut the lable at the seam of the case with an xactor knife or similar. You can now snap the case apart carefully using a very small screwdriver.

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Hi there i hav ea maxtor onetouch 4 mini 120 gb.


Remove the hard drive from the Maxtor case, purchase an USB hard drive adapter case, and install the hard drive inside this case. Then you can connect this to the computer's USB port and if the hard drive is OK then this computer will detect it as an external USB hard drive, then you can open the folders and files and back them up.

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I need the software to get into my Maxtor one touch 4 plus


Hello,

all of the documentation and downloads for this product are now available via Seagate, as Maxtor was acquired. They are still supporting all the drives Maxtor produced for the normal periods of time.

http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name=ot4-downloads&vgnextoid=0ed72c9e46914110VgnVCM100000f5ee0a0aRCRD


Hope this helps FixYa,

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You could check that the backup software settings are pointing to the correct drive. (I've made this mistake before).

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNxApz_PBW8

I've had to use it many times in the past but in this case you need to plug that drive into another system as an external drive or slave drive and run the software from there. It will rebuild the drive and hopefully recover the files.

After you get back your files, you can then format the drive and reinstall your system.

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Check the disk management MMC - it's likely that you have another drive letter that is conflicting with the Maxtor.
1. Right Click on the Computer Icon (or in the menu),
2. click on Managment,
3. look for Disk Management(on the left side) and click on that.
4. This will show you all the installed HD's that you have.

Your main HD is probably called Disk 0. IF there are any other HD's listed they will probably be labled "removeable", if it doesn't have a drive letter assigned to it do the following:

1. Right click on the Disk (X) that does not have a drive letter. (it should be a "Removable Drive")
2. Select Change drive letter and Paths.
3. Choose a drive letter from the list that is not used, I suggest W or Z just to be sure.
4. After you do that it should come up in My Computer as an available drive.

IF the External Drive is not listed then you need to change the USB port or try it on another PC to see if it works there.

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When I purchased the Maxtor oneTouch 4 Plus for my Mac, they sent it to me without disk and manual. It does work, but I have some questions. What is that light on the side of the unit... when I press on...


the light is an instant backup button, you need to have the maxtor softwre installed, but when set up correctly the hard drive will create an updated backup of your mac's hd whenever the button is pressed.

Hope this helped.

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i had a maxtor one touch go bad and had to open the case and take it out of the external casing and put it into my computer as an internal drive. then it worked fine. it was a single drive.

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