If so, you may need to partition or format the drive in order for it to be recognized. All Rights Reserved. Good news is that you have roughly a greater than 50-60% chance that your external hard drive is perfectly fine!The great news at the end of the tunnel of an apparently The drive does not show in the device manager or through My Computer. http://codebuz.com/hard-drive/wd-external-hard-drive-light-on-but-not-working.html
The light comes on and there are soft noises from within, but when I connect to my laptop, the drive is not recognized. More at: http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/search/1/a_id/1378/#legacy Look for: My Book Essential (Green Ring) 12 Volts 3.0 Amps 24 Watts http://store.westerndigital.com/store/wdus/en_US/DisplayAccesoryProductDetailsPage/productID.115863100/categoryID.13096000/parid.13092600/catid.13096000 This board is for the Passport, which is only supplied power by USB. The Some Apple computers provide power through the FireWire port even when the computer has been turned off, or is in sleep mode. today attemp 7/30/2016 i do not hear the dive spinning... https://support.wdc.com/knowledgebase/answer.aspx?ID=3537
Same problem Does not power up or power on. Contributor 2 Answers Re: Western Digital My Book Essentials will not power on... Plug the external drive back in, restart the computer and it should be there. Apr 28, 2012 #2 Zen TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 861 +45 So is this "busting the hard drive out of it's case" thing hard to do?
Repeat for all remaining USB Hubs Restart the computer If the device is still not recognized, undo the changes by Checking the Allow the computer to turn off this device to In which case it is recommended you buy a quality HD USB enclosureRescue tools to use with your extracted HD for data recovery Professional alternatives to home / office use eliminating Never had to bust open a external hard drive case before. Wd Hard Drive Not Working Light Flashing I can see it in device manager but not showing in my computer.
Please wait for the power Disconnect any USB devices connected to the NAS If the device has previously been mapped, remove the mapping: Windows: For assistance, please see this Microsoft Article. The big issue here is what was the drive doing, was the disk head arm parked or engaged? Posted on Aug 14, 2008 Helpful 0 Not Helpful Comment Flag You can't post conmments that contain an email address. × Comment Anonymously Video Images Anonymous Re: Western Digital My Book http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/273382-32-western-digital-power I disconnected it this morning to use the power cord for another elecronic item.
run the diagnostics program designed for the model drive not being detected: See Answer ID 940: How to test a drive for problems using Data Lifeguard Diagnostics for Windows Test the Wd External Hard Drive Not Recognized Windows 10 EnglishAndy Apr 09, 2008 Yes, I think I have the same problem. is it possible to backup the data?? If the drive does not appear, please follow the instructions below: Shut down the computer the drive is connected to Verify the SATA cable is in working condition and replace if
I am a wedding photographer so I also have a lot of import August 4 by meiganecanfield OOOOH please someone give some advice what to do, my drive is doing the Try uninstalling the old drivers from Device Manager and let the drive install them automatically after a reboot. Wd Hard Drive Light On But Not Recognized I dont really care about the drive but I need the data on it. Wd Hard Drive Not Recognized Mac jc2012 2012-01-28 01:42:47 UTC #18 Hey folks, an update on my case....
Answered! this contact form but not powering up. Unfortunately these SATA bridge cards have a very high failure rate as they are burdened with moving power (in 2.5" HD) and of course data. I have WD My Book Home Edition 500gb Anonymous Jan 30, 2009 .abcd, .abcd, adguy Feb 14, 2009 Same problem, but with the 750GB My Book Studio. Wd External Hard Drive Not Showing Up
Luckily I have Ubuntu installed in my pc and as always have come to the rescue once again. Wd Hard Drive Not Working Mac Apr 28, 2012 #3 SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,700 +397 I'd take it out of the enclosure, without any intent of ever putting it back in. There are a variety of potential issues your HDD may have from firmware mod failure, to head(s) failure, and the translator is not loading correctly, without correct diagnosis it is not
Problems on USB message on LG TV - Western Digital 5TB External HD solved Western digital hd 500gb makes sounds solved 640GB Western Digital HD not showing full capacity in Windows So I took the HD out of the enclosure & tried powering it up without the enclosure, with still no drive spinning (the drive itself has no lights obviously). For assistance getting the OS to recognize the drive, please follow the instructions below: Restart the network router Reset the device: For My Cloud Drives see Answer ID 10432: How to Western Digital My Book Won't Power On Yes, I think I have the same problem.
Drive would not come ready ) Spent a huge amount of time trying to find a replacement, everybody said "no chance.... I didn't disconnect the drive without dismounting. 07/01/2013 by Raj OK, good start. Alawi3d 2012-01-27 18:54:59 UTC #17 Hello I m having exactly the same issue..but Im connecting the WD 2TB to my Asus U series Laptop , OS : Win 7 Tried all http://codebuz.com/hard-drive/wd-external-hard-drive-light-blinking-but-not-working.html I dropped my Western Digital MyBook hard drive, and the power supply stopped working.
Did try connecting it to Vista and Windows 7 and both times it failed even after installing updated drivers from WD website. I need to recover the data! That leads me to believe it is the capacitor on the power cable and/or the USB cable are at fault and not something internally. These small SATA cards or "bridges" are used to translate between the hard drives' interfaces and the enclosures' external ports (USB, Thunderbolt, Firewire).
Cause: There are several reasons why the drive will not shut down with the computer. It's important to correctly dismount the drive and also not move it while it is running (more so when the heads are active). The lights on the drive should illuminate and after a few seconds go solid. Access the Services panel: Open Services using the Run panel: Click on Start (Windows logo) at the bottom-left of the screen Type Run and press Enter In the Run panel, type
I have been using the Western Digital My Book Essential external hard drive for about 1.5 years. Rarely if ever have I seen Seagate, Samsungs, Maxtors (except SCSI) or whatever last too much longer than 5 years and really more in the range of 3 years typically. nana00 2012-01-20 12:22:21 UTC #12 I accidentaly dropped the disk, the light is blinking, the device is recognised in bios mode and in device management but i cant see it on than re connect again.
Your best solution is to try updating the drivers, creating a new user, or reinstalling the system software If the device doesn't show up in System Information, the issue is more Windows Update and Power Off Computer Safely eject the drive in Windows and Power Off the Desktop drive if applicable - Please see Answer ID 15058: Safely removing the USB device Much older drives 2009 and earlier will not work for this faulty part work around. ran86 May 06, 2008 i got a wd my book world and doesn't turn on.
Yup, I looked into this and if I'm reading this right, iTunes recovery server says I've got 15.3 hours remaining on my all my purchased content! Wanted to let you know that your solution just worked for me! If it's still in warranty try calling WD and see if they will send a replacement.