They are still fine today....but who knows in near future? Cause: These symptoms are common to a number of different problems. Some charge as much as $400, while others will do it for $85, after a $50 lab analysis fee.Click to expand... Please rate the helpfulness of this answer Answers others found helpful How to get an RMA to replace a defective product, or obtain a power supply or USB cable for a http://codebuz.com/not-working/wd-my-passport-portable-hard-drive-not-working.html
Have you heard whether the cost of salvage is proportionate to the quality of results....the bigger the charge, the better the results? misor likes this. Jan 11, 2012 #2 gsb TS Rookie Topic Starter Thank you for the reply, I had tried to reinstall the drive but nothing is happening, i have tried all the software We have had good luck by replacing the electronics on the board attached to the hard drive...
agreed to ENABLE device and my computer can see it now... macOS: Open Finder. Also take out one paper towel and fold it into the the shape of the device. If the My Passport is connected to a USB Hub, or to another device (such as a Monitor or Keyboard) the My Passport drive may not be receiving enough power to
For assistance, please see Answer ID 14920: How to check if a WD drive is damaged or defective Return to Top External Drives on Windows and macOS External drives should automatically Like I said before, please keep in mind that I could be wrong and am no expert. Rating is available when the video has been rented. Wd My Passport Ultra Not Working On Mac Obtaining a high quality replacement or trying a different USB cable may resolve your issue Update Device Driver Check Device Manager for Unknown devices Access Device Manager.
I'm guessing the chipset on the PCB is a bunch of floor sweepings from a low cost manufacturer producing the PCB out of house for WD. Please help Crazy_Mad 2010-02-05 06:14:47 UTC #8 Excuse my langue, but this is [text deleted] ridiculous, so many people are having this problem I can see over a thousand people have Connect the My Passport drive to a different USB or FireWire port on the computer. http://support.wdc.com/knowledgebase/answer.aspx?ID=14925 I have about 40g of photos and papers on the drive to rescue,about 10 years worth of personal pictures including documentation for insurance losses from Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Make sure that the USB (or FireWire) cable is no longer than 18 inches in length (22 inches for My Passport drives manufactuered prior to 2007). How To Fix Wd My Passport Ultra cae02 2010-02-02 16:51:52 UTC #6 penry1, What is your drive from below? DIY Perks 3,505,609 views 10:28 Data Recovery_ Western Digital Hdd Repair Tool _ Hard Drive Repair Utility Dfl-Wdi - Duration: 41:10. Being a member gives you additional options.
It can also occur if not enough power is reaching the drive. http://ccm.net/forum/affich-650763-western-digital-my-passport-not-detected Thank you all. Wd My Passport Not Working Mac Apr 4, 2013 #16 Moccasin TS Rookie Just a quick question about going forward from here with a new external USB hard drive. How To Fix Wd Passport External Hard Drive For assistance doing so, please see Answer ID 15058: Safely removing the USB device from the computer Connect the external drive to the computer that could not see the drive before
Do Not use a USB Hub Ensure the USB cable between the computer and external drive is tightly secured, and not connected through any other device, such as USB HUB Power http://codebuz.com/not-working/wd-passport-drive-not-working.html If no, reboot or unplug-replug. 3. if yes, do you see the partition under disk Management/winows and Disk Utility/Mac? Jan 15, 2012 #9 Moccasin TS Rookie Here I am with the same problem as original poster. so the unavailable external hard disk may not have anything to do with the virus scan may have nothing to do with the problem. Wd Drives Software
But we always try it because of the stories that circulate. If the PCMCIA card does not have the capability to add additional power, the use of a Power Booster Cable may be required. The cheapest one or level one is about $300 and the most expensive one is about more than $1.000. have a peek here If not, is it buzzing or beeping as if trying to spin up?
until you right click Uninstall and when done, just right click on any of the devices in the list, (or in the Actions menu above) select scan for hardware changes ....and Wd Drive Utilities I began to copy my photos from the drive to my C drive. Use WD Drive Utilities to run a complete drive test.
Cox 262,884 views 11:15 Data Recovery On A 1TB Western Digital Hard Drive - Duration: 34:31. You may also... http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?level1=1&lang=en 1. Pick the drive and see if there is Firmware update. 2. if yes, please update to latest. 3. if no, go to Disk Management/Windows and Disk Utility for Mac My Western Digital Is Not Recognized On My Pc but it is not the sam on all Passports.
Use the space bar to advance to the second page if needed. the three options, though the 3rd option is not an option for me as it is not in the warranty period and i dont want to loose my data, so i Sign in Share More Report Need to report the video? Check This Out Jan 13, 2012 #8 gsb TS Rookie Topic Starter I have removed Vista from my laptop and have installed Windows 7 and Ubuntu in it......as their was a problem occuring while
Apr 4, 2013 #11 Moccasin TS Rookie raybay said: ↑ Some skilled techs have figured out ways to access the drive long enough to retrieve data. What about an alternate cable? You do not usually cause any damage to the data on the drive when you do this. Sign in to add this to Watch Later Add to Loading playlists...
Sign in to add this video to a playlist. Do any of you have any suggestions for reasonable pricing for data recovery? USB cables that are guarenteed to be compatible with a My Passport drive are available on the Online Store. Just curious if anyone has gone this route?
Please note that this will erase all contents of the drive. Apr 5, 2013 #17 raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241 +9 You should be fine.... but it is not the sam on all Passports. Skip navigation UploadSign inSearch Loading...
It's been a month that my external hard drive could not be detected in my laptop.