Re: Maxtor external HD problems NO Power? New Case or enclosure?
Take the external enclosure apart. Inside will be a hard drive. DON'T TAKE THE HARD DRIVE APART, just the enclosure. Unplug the hard drive from the enclosure and then put it in your PC. It will either have SATA or IDE connectors. IDE connectors look like two row of metal pins that have long ribbon cables and SATA connectors are small L-shaped connectors that use smaller cables (usually red cables). If you have a newer PC you should have both IDE and SATA connectors on your motherboard that you can connect the drive to.