Maxtor External Power Failure

By canopeas
Feb 22, 2005
  1. I have a Maxtor 160GB external usb which will not power up. I removed it from its case to plug it into the power supply on my mother board. As soon as I plugged it in my computer shut down. With Maxtor connected to the computer power supply the computer would not turn on. When I unplugged the Maxtor the computer powered up. This happened several times. Anyone know what is going on?
  2. tom_pearson

    tom_pearson TS Rookie Posts: 47

    its buggered basically, maxtor should have a three year warranty. Check the serial number on the drive and check it out with Maxtor. A word of advice, its best not to attach devices to the power supply while the computer is on! :slurp:
  3. canopeas

    canopeas TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks TP - it's tha data I need - Maxtor is sending me a new HD and the buggered unit is on its way to to a data recovery outfit.

    Can O'Peas
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