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Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Tue Jul 26, 2005 9:33 am

blankman wrote:I've seen two other Maxtor external drives have huge problems. I'll never buy from them again.

I believe that's the brand my dad had at work, and he had two of them become $200 paper weights. They had it hooked up to a Mac, so that may be a little different, I'm not really sure.

As for fixing it, I'd try slomo's suggestions. Also, did you buy it all as one package, or did you buy the drive and the housing seperately? I imagine it was the former, but if it's the latter you could try pulling the hard drive itself out and just hooking it up to your PC. :-? Another thing, are the LEDs that indicate disk activity (if there are any) flashing at any point? Is it making any kind of noises? Dad had me come in and take a look at their's and the LEDs never came on and the thing made a faint clicking sound every now and then. If that's the case with yours you may be outta luck since those were fried. :-/

Sorry I can't be of any more help. :*) I hope it's nothing too serious. :-o
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Postby j_d_mcnugent » Tue Jul 26, 2005 11:13 am

i use the forums at maybe they can help.
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Postby acsguitar » Tue Jul 26, 2005 11:34 am

#1 Is it spinning? Or making noise at all?

#2 Do you have the bios set to check it?

#3 Does it smell funny

And do check it with another computer.
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Postby Jivedude » Tue Jul 26, 2005 10:06 pm

Maybe the SpinRite software could fix it?
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