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Hello. I have a Maxtor One touch 4 mini external hard drive. When i plug it into my computer it lights up and i can hear a ticking and beeping noise. My computer will not recognize it. if anyone has any suggestions or knows what I should do that would be great! thanks!
 

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Originally Posted by Jreiny View Post
Hello. I have a Maxtor....
There's your problem
Maxtor = Fail (in my experience)

Seriously though, if the drive is 'ticking' it's most likely a mechanical failure of some sort.

If the heads are stuck - you can try leaving it in the freezer for a while - the cold temps will cause the metal components to contract and could free a stuck head - however only do this if you absolutely need to get data off. After the drive starts to warm up, condensation may render it useless so get the data off fast.
 
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