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Maxtor External Drive - A Yet Different Problem

by Nyckel / October 21, 2007 7:30 PM PDT

For some time, when I switched my external drive on the device remained silent, with only the light as a signal that it was on. After a few minutes I received an error message on the pc screen, and I had to switch the HDD off then on again. At this point it started spinning and everything worked. Now the pc does beep as if it detected a peripheral being attached (after a few minutes, that is), then it beeps again when I switch the HDD off, but nothing happens when I switch it back on: the drive does not spin. What can be done about it?
Thanks a lot.

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Does not spin.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 21, 2007 10:34 PM PDT

It's dead. Have them replace it.

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by Nyckel / October 21, 2007 11:15 PM PDT
In reply to: Does not spin.

This means all files are lost forever?

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You could try the usual cures.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 22, 2007 1:04 AM PDT
In reply to: Uhmm...

New case...

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Quite right
by Nyckel / October 22, 2007 6:35 PM PDT

I bought a new case and the drive does spin when I switch it on, but the pc does not see it: no "new hardware found" message.

I'm sorry, I know this is pretty trivial stuff for you, have patience... But thanks everybody.

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Not trivial at all.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 23, 2007 2:35 AM PDT
In reply to: Quite right

But your issue is not different than our longer discussions on this. So I must be short and it is no reflection on you or my thoughts on this. You can imagine how many hours I could spend if members didn't reuse the prior lessons.

-> Be sure to double check those jumpers on the hard disk. One member just moved the drive from old case to new and forget that.


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by Nyckel / October 23, 2007 7:54 AM PDT
In reply to: Not trivial at all.

Problem solved. Everything all right. Thanks again.

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That's always good to read.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 23, 2007 10:12 AM PDT
In reply to: Wow

Best of continued luck,


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(NT) Not lost ...just get them from your BACKUP files.
by VAPCMD / October 22, 2007 8:21 AM PDT
In reply to: Uhmm...
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