Maxtor Computers & Internet - Recent Questions, Troubleshooting & Support
IO Device Error
My Maxtor died like this. The disk was OK, it was the electronics that blew. I bought a new empty disk drive box and fitted the disk drive and fixed it. Years later the disk still works in the replacement box and power supply. I got my files and data back with the disk drive in the new box. The size of that disk looks small today. It may be Parallel (PATA) and you need a PATA box, that is harder to find as obsolete. You need to try the disk first in another drive holder.
So PATA and SATA??? Look here and read up about it with pictures too:
An external disk unit has three main parts.
1. The disk drive.
2. The electronics box.
3. The power supply.
Maxtor One Touch...
on Sep 08, 2017
I would like to recovery
Video recorders use a different format technique than PC"S.When you take out the drive from recorder you have to wipe it clean and reformat it in a format compatible with normal PC's. That is why it will not work with a mac or a PC.
on Sep 03, 2017
Hi. i have a maxtor basics 1.5tb. besides the well
What has happened is that the default program for looking at your pics is either not working or not being turned on when you click on the pics. But when you click on Picasa and activate that program the pictures are seen.
It is not the drive - you have a software issue. Ugh. Try installing VLC media player software. It works with everything - see what happens.
Maxtor BASICS ...
on Jul 28, 2017
For no reason whatsoever, my
yep --the disc is spinning , the lights are on BUT the pickup arm that reads the disc is not working
Time to consider a new unit preferably a solid state unit that has no moving parts to wear out
on Jul 22, 2017
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