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Dropped my Maxtor

I was moving my Maxtor and it slipped through my fingers, hit the ground. It wasn't plugged in or anything like that, it was completely disconnected from the power when it happened. When next I tried to run it, I just get a faint whirring sound, like the drive is starting up but then gets caught and doesn't finish. I decided to take a look at it and unscrewed it and pried the case open, and looked inside it. I took the screws off the metal enclosure for the drive and have attempted to get the metal off, but it won't open all the way, like it's stuck to something else. I was wondering if there is anything else I can do without paying hundreds of dollars.

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  • anyr Oct 23, 2007

    It is a 3200.

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Maxtor is very difficult. If youve opened it, then youve voided the warranty. YOu may just need to extract the drive gently. THough dropping drive, on or not, seldom bears a positive outcome.

There should be some screws to remove from the below the foot. The spine peels away from around the enclosure then the 2 halves separate..which model exactly is it?

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    Keith Seekwhensir Oct 23, 2007

    OK, with that enclosure, you will have to take a flat heard screwdriver-with atleast a good 6" blade for leverage- and pry the spine off of the enclosure. THIS WILL VOID THE WARRANTY OF THE PRODUCT. Only do this if you have the ability to also test the drive ( i.e. another enclosure of a different type, a desktop with the same type SATA or PATA connection to accomodate it on the machine bus.) In the event that the content of the drive is salvageable and the amount, you with need to transfer it to a stable storage device. The drive should only be mount by 4 screws from below or the side corners depending on which Rev of the 3200 you have. THe should be some EMI aluminum tape, adhering the end of the drive to the bridge board, and lead for the LED light.

    MAKE SURE TO NOT KNOCK THE DRIVE OR EXERT TOO MUCH FORCE FROM OR TO THE DRIVE.

    Hope this helps.

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