Again, thank you for your help! 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 A warranty replacement is the only practical option. One other thing to look at is the USB cable itself. have a peek here
If I go into "Devices and Printers" and click on "Add a... Related : Western Digital Passport Hard drive not detected Passport external hard drive not seen by usb connection My passport ultra not recognized my computer Unlock western digital external hard drive gameguy 2010-02-06 15:47:00 UTC #10 I just got off the phone with support...mine would not recognize as well and the support guy says that it is defective. Pisses me off. I Also, another note: when connecting my WD Passport along with making a vibrating noise, it also makes an irregular clicking noise.
Nice time for a drive failure. is there a chance I could retrieve all my files? Recently the hard disk is giving some sounds from it.
Sign in 111 Loading... Loading... Does this mean anything or is it normal? My Western Digital Is Not Recognized On My Pc Regarding the cable, as u have suspected it works with a cable, though it is not a SATA cable....and i have not tried any other cables, as i can see that
Not familiar with the drive but it probably uses a cable. Wd Passport Light On But Not Working Like I said before, please keep in mind that I could be wrong and am no expert. For assistance doing so, please see Answer ID 278: How to access Device Manager in Windows Expand Universal Serial Bus controllers Right-click every device under the Universal Serial Bus Controllers Click Thank you all.
No, create an account now. Wd My Passport Ultra Not Working On Mac WD Passport 500 GB is one such hard drive. fzabkar 2010-02-14 05:46:35 UTC #13 ISTM that the drive is DOA. Yes, my password is: Forgot your password?
All Rights Reserved. This provides the drive with additional power For (My Book) connect the power adapter directly in to a wall socket if available Reinstall USB Controllers Remove and reinstall all USB controllers Wd Passport Not Working Mac fzabkar 2010-02-24 22:17:39 UTC #20 AIUI clicking is symptomatic of weak read heads or media damage. Wd Drives Software Apr 4, 2013 #16 Moccasin TS Rookie Just a quick question about going forward from here with a new external USB hard drive.
But those drives that come unlabled in an external bay can be from an unknown manufacturer... http://codebuz.com/not-working/wd-passport-drive-not-working.html For assistance doing so, please see Answer ID 278: How to access Device Manager in Windows Expand USB Serial Bus Controllers Right-click on USB Root Hub Choose Properties Select the Power Solution: As these symptoms can occur for numerous reasons, the first thing that needs to be done is to isolate the issue. Watch Queue Queue __count__/__total__ Find out whyClose Corrupted External Drive fix/solution (WD My Passport) Ramirobig ESK SubscribeSubscribedUnsubscribe185185 Loading... How To Repair Wd My Passport External Hard Drive
Whichever way you look at it, from a business point of view this product is not up to WD normal standards. Show more Language: English Content location: United States Restricted Mode: Off History Help Loading... If no, check if security enabled? http://codebuz.com/not-working/wd-my-passport-portable-hard-drive-not-working.html Sign in to make your opinion count.
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 Wd Drives Support Thanks again My System Specs OS Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit EpicJungle View Public Profile Find More Posts by EpicJungle 17 Jul 2012 #3 F5ing Windows 7 Ultimate x64 2,174 Or, would it be best to take it intact to a place like Staples and get my files salvaged?
acguevara 208,271 views 10:05 How to dismantle a Western Digital My Passport external USB 3.0 hard drive - Duration: 4:37. It can not be seen in Device Manger (it isn't listed at My Passport etc) and it isn't shown in Disk Management. 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 My Passport Repair Tool If not, is it buzzing or beeping as if trying to spin up?
They apparently used drives of different brands. Clicking noises are definitely not good. Did it come with a power cable? http://codebuz.com/not-working/wd-passport-portable-hard-drive-not-working.html The chances of being able to do that may be limited with WD drives though.
Besides observing the lit LED, can you feel the drive motor start up? DIY Perks 3,505,609 views 10:28 Data Recovery_ Western Digital Hdd Repair Tool _ Hard Drive Repair Utility Dfl-Wdi - Duration: 41:10. Sign in to add this to Watch Later Add to Loading playlists... Social Sharing Find TechSpot on...
Abraham Levit 1,906,233 views 7:46 WD my Passport external hard drive Set Up Guide for Mac - Duration: 10:05. Jun 14, 2015 #19 Zarrar Janjua TS Rookie My WD Passport 1Tbyte portable just popped up after 6 months. Add to Want to watch this again later? If this resolves the issue and none of the steps above helped, please Contact Us for additional assistance.