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Problem turning on hd

The green light on the unit (WD 250g My Book Essential Edition) flashes nonstop, but the hd doesn't turn on otherwise, and of course, isn't recognized by the pc.

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  • silver807 Sep 12, 2008

    I've the same problem, I think. When I plug everything in and turn it on, the green light is on, but the drive makes no sound. It doesn't run. It was working perfectly for 2 years and now this. Before it went "dead," it made three clicking sounds a couples times and not after. Before that, It just froze my computer or the window a few times before it stopped working, totally.

    I've got 2 years of pics and music and other files on there. i can't afford to lose it now. on yahoo answers, i was told that i can't do anything about it, but there must bes something...

    HELP!!


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WD = Western Digital , 250Gigabyte external USB drive.

This is where you may need to perform all the USB checks and trouble shooting in the book + load any driver software that came with the drive.

also I would need to know what motherboard and what operating system you are using before I can help farther.

normaly windows 98 and 98 se did was just not able to make proper use of the USB ports , also on nforce2 motherboards service pack2 was required to enable the USB 2.0 feature
we are constantly lied to by the computer industry so get used to it untill the feds crack their skulls.

and remember if it's not hebrew , it's a lie :-> lhime shalom.

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