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How to open a Maxtor External Drive

I have a drive here in the shop that is a Maxtor Personal Storage 3200 external hard drive. The thing has no screws or any other obvious ways to open the case. I need to get the hard drive out. How do I do it? Specifically, I would like a link to a guide if we can find one.

Thanks in advance.
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DrDamnit
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Purple_SkyCommented:
If there are no screws there are two possibilities. 1- you will slide it  2- you will pop the little clips

you can use a knife ( preferably not very sharp ) and try popping it open ( do not use absolute force ) then probably you will have to slide or see the screws.
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Purple_SkyCommented:
on the side there are slides that hide the screws most of the time also.
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phototropicCommented:
Maxtor should know. Check their knowledgebase here:

www.maxtor.com/_files/maxtor/en_us/ documentation/data_sheets/product_line_card.pdf -

Good luck!
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scrathcyboyCommented:
Pry the plastic clips (hidden) apart with a small screwdriver, starting at the front /back openings, and be careful, if you do it just right, the clips will pop, if too much pressure, they will snap.  Gooood luck....
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FriarTukCommented:
i had to put a small screwdriver between the blue case & the black sides, wedging the black sides off

the blue case just opens up, there is one screw underneath the label/tape near the top of the tray above the drive

underneath that tray is the circuit board with ide & pwr connector, lift the whole tray out & remove the screws underneath the tray holding the drive in
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computerfixinsCommented:
also check under the little rubber feet if applicable.
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Booda2usCommented:
I have taken an Iomega DVD-RW external drive apart ( and succesfully put it back together), so I imagine its the same procedure. Look at the seam along the sides...theres a small gap to " Gently" pry the case apart. One side at a time from front to back.  Separate the sides and Be real careful you don't launch the door spring, or break a hinge. I hope this can help you...Booda2us
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