I’m attaching pics of the screens showed. This is the front bit and the voltage seems fine and when it is plugged it to the power supply it runs fine However when it is plugged into this See Below the clicking noise in the power supply starts again. Windows 7 or Vista requests drivers for an external drive. Several functions may not work. Check the below link for further details — http: Right click on it and select “Properties.

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I get this now: One of htem is already missing from the Drive PCB though. If you listen to the drive in the old case you will be able to tell if it is starting to mactor by listening to it closley BEFORE you rip it apart. Here is the enclosure.

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Windows may assign the drive a different letter. Run Disk Management tool Method 2. This device is plug and play in Windows XP.

I would reset the CMOS. Have you checked in Device Manager to insure the usb port is working properly and is compatible with the drive, eg: Maxor from the interface board I would suspect the shorted Diode is dropping out a breaker on the board.


I just found the sollution to this problem. But, I am smart enough to look outside the box. Replaced the power supply today and got everything back Change brands – they are crap. Welcome to BleepingComputera free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers.

Thanks for the help. Helpful 4 Not Helpful Comment Flag. Your data should still be there. I have tried all of my USB ports, uninstalling the driver and plugging the device back in, and searching for a driver on-line. Here, in vksta part, you’ll find three methods to fix and repair the not detectable Maxtor hard drive by running Disk Management tool, using free manager software or CMD to repair Maxtor external hard drive errors or uninstall and re-install drive drivers to fix this issue.

I didn’t want to go there since the case is very hard to open and I didn’t want the hassle. Hi maxtr maxtor usb personal storage drivers can be found at driverupdate us.

SSD Boost your performance. Also, once connected, I can see the drive’s green light flashing and can barely listen some whirring and rotating sounds. Anonymous Jan 04, Does it show any signes of damage cracking, swelling, scorching?

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Support rows Support Support. You can’t post conmments that contain an email address. The drive was formatted with Maxyor, formatting is a preparing the disk for use, and there are 3 main PC formats. Using the site is easy and fun.

Like I said in the previous post, it may be a bad cable. Unplugg the Maxtor both USB and electricity.

Repair and Restore Not Recognized Maxtor External Hard Drive/USB without Losing Data

After hooking up just the WD with the original cable and no jumper, it displayed the BIOS screen and then wrote my last post, but I vixta hit ESC and went directly to the welcome screen and working. You would need a 3. August 8th, The max point reward for answering a question is However last month I found that the Maxtor is no longer recognisable to my machine.