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Maxtor Personal Storage 3000LS Specifications

Preferably use a thin rigid piece of plastic to do this, but if you don’t have such an object you can substitute a thin, clean, metal putty knife. These 3000ls extend down from the TOP case-half which is the half that contains the thin Maxtor labeland hook onto tabs protruding inward from the bottom half.

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A flat blade screw driver is too narrow and you’ll probably score the case if you attempt to pry it apart with one of those. Here’s a link to this great service Good luck! New XComputer running under Windows 7; previous That would be end with power and USB connections are. When you’re done, both paper labels will of course be maxtr along with any warranty.

Maxtor Personal Storage LS Specs – CNET

Please enter a valid email address. Simply pry each side away at rear. Answer questions, earn points and help others Answer questions.

Please assign your manual to a product: It’s worth a thousand words. Are you a Maxtor Computer and Internet Expert? To open the case without scoring the plastic, you must be very gentle. The darker side panels pop off and they alone hold things together.

And if you have an Apple you can see the data but it is all locked. Had a catastrophic Dell desktop failure.

Simply pry each side away at rear. Find you model and you can download the drivers for it. You can’t post answers that contain an email address. I have a Maxtor and when I connected it to my macbook same thing – light comes on but the 3000lss does not know its there.


How to open the Maxtor Personal Storage 3000LS case without damaging it? Is it possible at all?

It’s worth a thousand words. I disconnected it from the pc and I plugged it into the mac and it’s working fine now.

Opening external drive case. You can create a warranty replacement order to replace the unit. I have data on it, but have not used it for quite awhile.

Posted on Jan 02, Computer Links Level 3 Expert Answers. Opening external drive case.

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