External Maxtor HD power failure

By GLeavitt
Jan 16, 2005
  1. I have a Maxtor External 160 gig drive that I have backed up my computer on. It worked fine for a couple of months. Yesterday I switched it on and no power. No blue light. I tested my other Maxtors with the same cord and power outlet, so the cord and outlet aren't the problem. I left it plugged in last night and when I came in this morning the blue light was on. It still won't start up at all. When I turn it on, the blue light comes on and there is no whirling of the motor. The computer doesn't make its characteristic bell noise when I plug it in the usb port. Any ideas? Thanks for your time.
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