09-01-2009 11:50 AM
Before anyone asks, yes I did read the Common Questions.
I've been using the drive solely to backup files. There are no non-Maxtor apps on it. The drive was working fine until yesterday (8/31). It is connected via USB to a rear connector on the desktop. Last night I noticed it was not on, nor did Windows see it. I turned everything off for the night to see if magic would happen this morning. It didn't.
Here's what I've tried:
At this point I'm fresh outta ideas. The drive is totally non-responsive. No light bar, no sound of spinup. It sounds like a basic power issue. So to get things started, I ask: Is there a power reset button, hidden or otherwise, that I can use? Is there an internal breaker/fuse/other safety device that I can check? What other steps can the Forum suggest?