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My Dell laptop does not now detect my Maxtor external hard drive, even though it worked fine for a month. Power is getting to the hard drive, the lead to the laptop is fine but the computeer just does not recognise it


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Ok i have found that this can happen sometimes, there should be 2 usb connectors on the end of the hard-drive, try the other one, hope this helps, let me know if it doesn't
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