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Maxtor 3100 80GB green light on no sound

by trw44 / August 7, 2008 1:55 PM PDT

I have a maxtor 3100 80bg external, working fine one day and now computer (xp) will not recognize it. Green light is one but no sound from drive, tried drive in another computer still nothing. Some blogs said try a hard drive enclosure any thoughts. In the past the drive worked would warm and i could hear a hum now nothing but the green light.

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Can you install it internally?
by Coryphaeus / August 7, 2008 9:52 PM PDT

I'm assuming this is in a USB external enclosure. If you can get it to run internally then the problem may be with the USB enclosure.

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Try a new hard disk enclosure.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 7, 2008 9:53 PM PDT

That's the next step. If you have the right desktop, some put that inside to avoid buying the new case.

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