I have an old Maxtor personal storage device, and lost the install disc. I just replaced the power supply that came with mine with an old Toshiba laptops power supply. I had used it once some time ago and managed to back some files up to it. Anonymous Jan 04, I am trying to conet my external Hard drive: Change brands – they are crap.

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Right click the Start button and open Explorer. If it doesn’t work then you probably have a USB problem. Thanks to another post I found somewhere, here are the instructions that make opening the case simple. My windows is in Swedish, so it might be hard to guide.

Maxtor Personal Storage (external HDD)

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Unplugg the Maxtor both USB and electricity. The problem was the power supply cord. Right click on the “Unknown unit” that is the Maxtor drive and “Uninstall” it.


I have had this problem. In computer management assign a drive letter to the Maxtor drive. The company that bought out Maxtor does not seem to have support for this Maxtor product. Tech support scams are an industry-wide issue where scammers attempt to trick you into paying for unnecessary technical support services. Bless you all, best of luck. Good reason to never get rid of all your cables and stuff when a device goes bad.

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You can follow the question or vote as helpful, maxttor you cannot reply to this thread. Click “Add” to insert your video. It’s worth a thousand words. Then it appeared on the desktop, I unplugged and replugged it in as a test. Thanks for your feedback, it helps us storagd the site. December 17th, This devise Maxtor usb personal storage has ceased to be recognised by my P.

I can’t see disk in my computer If you see, you can just partition it from here and it will appear in your my computer.


I did what was posted above and opened the case, took out the Hard Drive and put it in a new external case and it worked perfect the first time. Click on the “Driver” tab and “Uninstall” the driver.

Posted on Nov 15, I encountered a simple solution with my Thinkpad and the “disappearing” Maxtor GB. I had the same problem, I thought the power supply was good, as the green light was on. Lesson learned to be more careful and have a backup.

Maxtor Personal Storage 3200 External USB Hard Drive

Shut down the PC, ztorage it up and find a 36 pin ribbon connector. Anonymous Dec 23, Posted on Apr 29, Tell us about your experience with our site. Freespirit44 Replied on December 6,