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Maxtor 3100 wont power up

Last response: in Storage
July 19, 2011 2:00:13 AM

connected wrong power supply with higher voltage to Maxtor 3100 storage, now it will not work, I think i blew out the power. Ther green led light on drive blinks rapidy, but will not power up. Computer no longer regcognize the drive.

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a b G Storage
July 19, 2011 3:09:36 AM

You fried it, and you need to replace it.
July 19, 2011 3:24:02 AM

Can I at least recover the data on the drive?
a b G Storage
July 20, 2011 7:46:03 PM

Not easily. You would need to purchase the EXACT same hard drive and try swapping out the control board.