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Where can I find a new Maxtor One Touch 4 Power Adapter?

Posted on 2009-04-06
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I need to order a replacement power adapter or a Maxtor One Touch 4 500 GB, but I don't have access to the actual power adapter, the client misplaced it and I need to have a new one before going on-site.  Does anyone know where I can order a replacement that will match?

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by:Jsmply
ID: 24081717
If it helps, the Part Number is 9NT2A4-500 for the hard drive, not sure on the adpater though as it is lost.
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by:PCBONEZ
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Any similar AC -> 12v DC adapter with supplies at least 3 amps and has the right connector will work.
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by:Jsmply
ID: 24100131
Thanks, I saw that E-bay listing but was not sure if there was a more "official" place to order it from.  I'll go with the E-bay one.  I figured any similiar 12v adapter would work, but I didn't know if buying the wrong one could short it out and since this is for a client's backup drive, I wanted to be sure!
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by:tplaya07
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PCBonez is 100% correct that any 12V DC - ~3A  power supply will work. The only issue you'll run into is finding the right type of connector that plugs into your laptop. There are probably ~20 or so connectors that may look like they would work, but have different size diameters and inner diameters. I couln't find anywhere that specified what type it is. Maybe you could call Maxtor and ask. Then you could buy any generic one that had the correct connector.
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Other than this is not a laptop but an external hard drive, tplaya07 is correct.
There are maybe 20 different connectors but the vast majority use one of about 4 universal common types and the Maxtor sticks to the common ones.

Center will be + , and outer ring will be - .
DC Plug dimensions will probably be either:
2.1mm I.D. x 5.5mm O.D
2.5mm I.D. x 5.5mm O.D
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There are adapters between sizes if you end up needing one.

I have an older Maxtor External drive [not OneTouch capable] that uses 2.1mm I.D. x 5.5mm O.D..
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by:Jsmply
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Well I ordered that E-bay A/C adapter that claimed it was a "Maxtor OneTouch 4 Power Adapter" so I can only hope they are right!
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by:Jsmply
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Thanks, points split up!  My only fear was using the wrong charger might short out the drive or something.  I guess as long as it powers up, it's good?  Thanks!
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