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Old 01-14-2006, 11:46 AM   #1
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Default Maxtor One Touch II Firewire/USB External Harddrive Failure...

...so here's what happened:

The LED light on the front button blinks very rapidly when turned on, but the disk still spins. It doesn't appear on the "My Computer" roster... is there anyway I can retreive the information without going to a service center?
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Default Re: Maxtor One Touch II Firewire/USB External Harddrive Failure...

The light is supposed to blink rapidly when the disk turns on. It's displaying disk activity. Maybe I missed the problem? Specs please, and elaborate for me, thanks.
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Old 01-14-2006, 01:06 PM   #3
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It's more than just rapidly, it's blinking incredibly fast.
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Default Re: Maxtor One Touch II Firewire/USB External Harddrive Failure...

My light blinks very fast too. Is this unusual? It could just be an issue with the front bezel indicators. Do some hd tests and see if itís your hd. If data is slowing down, games loading, etc. it might be your hd. But if itís just your light and everything else seems fine, I wouldnít be too worried. http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/download.htm

http://www.pcpitstop.com/

http://www.eurosoft-uk.com/

http://www.passmark.com/products/pt_advdisk.htm

Hope this helps.
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Default Re: Maxtor One Touch II Firewire/USB External Harddrive Failure...

Meh, I can't even see it on the "My Computer" roster list. Thanks for your help!
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Make sure connections are all good. BIOS should be checked too. See if it's being recognized there. Check disk properties just in case windows is doing something funny and it combines them. Try different connections, etc.
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BIOS? I've tried different connections, and connectivity reads green across the board.
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Check BIOS to see if the drive is being read or found.
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How can I check that? Take into mind that you're talking to a real comp n00b here.
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In your other thread, you talk about setting up raid. raid is so much harder compared to this. Check BIOS. press f10, f8, f2, or delete when you see your comp's first screen. Go into BIOS. Check around drives, hardware, etc. and see if it's there. Try using only one drive and see if your comp actually get's past POST.
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