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Maxtor turns on & off randomly

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  1. woj2322

    woj2322 Thread Starter

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    Hello,

    I have a Maxtor OneTouch II 300gb external hard drive. It works fine sometimes, but there's times when it turns off/on quickly (I don't mean off/on, I mean it is recognized by the computer, then it isn't). Sometimes this cycles over and over (as the 'new device found' sound repeats) Sometimes it gives Delayed Write Failed error msgs too. It seems to shut off randomly though, even when I'm not active on any of the computers I've hooked it up to. Wondering if there's any way to fix this?

    Thanks in advance-
    Mike
     
  2. rolandk10

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    Is this a USB drive? If so, can you try a different cable? Is it hooked up through a hub or direct?
     
  3. woj2322

    woj2322 Thread Starter

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    USB 2.0 drive. Have tried diff. cable. Has occured both in an XP laptop and an XP PC, one directly and one with a hub.
     
  4. ChRoNo16

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    Power supply is probably junk....


    ive always wondered if you can take the HD from the enclosure and slap it into the desktop... im sure you can, but never tried...
     
  5. woj2322

    woj2322 Thread Starter

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    could i buy a new power supply ya think?
     
  6. ChRoNo16

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    Im sure you can buy one from whoever made your external HD
     
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