Question about Western Digital My Book Essential 320GB External USB 2.0 - WDH1U3200N Hard Drive

1 Answer

Doesnt turn on

I plugged the usb chord into the port and the light doesnt turn on and the computer doesnt recognise it. i dont think that it is turning on

Posted by on

  • 3 more comments 
  • Anonymous Sep 25, 2008

    I have the same problem. Is it a lemon, or is it something I can troubleshoot?

  • ryannicole08 Oct 03, 2008

    My Comp won't recognize it! Actually multiple comps I have tried either don't recognize it or take a very long time to do so.

  • Anonymous Nov 24, 2008

    Same thing. Plug it in and it starts to power up and then the blue light goes back off.

  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2009

    I plug it in and the blue comes on the goes off in less than a second. How do I fix this problem?

  • Anonymous Apr 09, 2009

    i have the same problem. ******* ***** and clouds.



1 Answer

I have the same problem! how long is it supposed to charge for?

Posted on Sep 14, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya Technician can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Technician (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Wacom Intuos Pro continues flashing a single white light, and no longer responds on any computer or with any USB cable, is it the battery or the wiring inside?

Laptops are much more limited on the supply side for powering USB devices. This is limited by the operating system in the computer. There are some things that you can try such as a shorter cord if the cord is detachable. The cord length affects the voltage and that in turn affects the current. The OS then senses it a drops the connection. This is partly for safety and partly for battery conservation. For some time, that device was not recommended by Apple to be used for that matter. There was a bulletin issued on it but it appears that Apple did not do anything to change the situation.

Feb 01, 2016 | Wacom Intuos Computers & Internet

2 Answers

Usb port is not recognising the printer

Turn every thing off including the printer and the computer. then turn on the PC then turn on the printer then plug in the printer after it is on.

Apr 12, 2015 | Canon LBP2900

1 Answer

Sony Vaio USB ports not recognised by XP

It is common problem on most of the PC USB ports does not recognise external hardware.It is mainly due to lack power supplied by the USB Ports..You can try with Old Pentium4 maschines.IT Reads well..

Another thing dont use extension ports to plug external HDD..always use backside on board ports.\

IF it helps rate me

Jun 25, 2009 | Sony VAIO Digital Studio PCV-RX560 PC...

1 Answer

Usb not recognise


Jun 21, 2009 | Dual Electronics CECT P168 Cellular Phone

1 Answer

My 4GB genx usb flash lights but cannot be recognised

my 4gb usb turn on lights but in my pc it dont appear .its appear for a second .and again turn off .please help me

Mar 03, 2009 | Identity port Scientific FBi3412-CL 512MB...

1 Answer

Have a digital camera/mp3 player 44090/44091/44092/44093 have installed software but when we plug it in to usb slot doesnt register on comp. cannot transfer music etc. running windows vista please help...

I have fixed our problem! Hope this helps you out. I downloaded a manual for the 44090 model.
Make sure that you don't have it plugged into the usb port and the player is switched to mp3 mode. Open the software and then when it says to plug it in now, you need to turn the player into music mode. Press and hold for 3 to 4 seconds the centre power/play/pause button. It will start the red light flashing. Once the light is flashing it is in music mode. Plug in to the usb port and the computer should recognise it bringing up the install now button for the software. Click 'install now' and it should work.
I don't use the software to load songs I just use windows media player and once I had passed this install now bit media player recognised it instantly.
Everytime you want to listen to music you need to put the player into music mode by holding down that button till the red light flashes. Once music is loaded on it starts playing as soon as that red light starts flashing!
Good luck and I really hope this works out for you too.

Dec 15, 2008 | Audio Players & Recorders

1 Answer


Try a different USB port if you have one.

May 12, 2008 | Apple iPod nano

1 Answer

LG KG800 USB chord

most probably either the USB port on system is disabled
right click on my computer
goto properties
goto hardware
goto device manager
in device manager
Make sure the USB root hub under Universal serial bus are enabled
Check whether u get a section for other devices and whether u get a USB device with a yellow question mark under it or not
if yes then the drivers for this device or not getting recognised or USb has been disabled..
Try to disable and enable it by right clicking on it.
u can try to change the usb port on ur system
Try to use another usb cable
check the teeth oh the usb cable and make sure whether they6 are in good condition or not
make sure that the cable is connected to the phone properly and nothing is lose
If still does not work

The jack where u plug in the usb cabke in ur mobile , check for dust,,,
to clean dust, take cotton , apply little bit of whisky (wine) not too much
( only whisky works nothing else ) , try to clean the jack and makie sure u dont apply too much of whisky other wise it could get inside ur phone
try to clean it and see whether it workx or not.
Best o luck

Feb 20, 2008 | LG KG800 Cellular Phone

1 Answer

Doesnt start up

Hi. My Inovix mp3/4 player suffered a similar fate when it crashed during a Firmware reload. The player went completely dead and wasn't even recognised by the computer when plugged into the USB port. I basically kept on trying - a couple of times whenever I used the computer - using different ports. 2 days later - 'ding-dong' - Windows XP suddenly recognised something was in the port, and I tentatively attempted a Firmware reload. Success! (Don't ask me to explain it tho'...)

Aug 28, 2007 | Samsung YP-U2X Digital Media Player

2 Answers

USB port problems

Try going into the BIOS and see if the USB Ports are enabled. I don't know what type of system you have. When you turn on the pc it will prompt 'F1 to enter setup' or it might be F10. Do you have a USB mouse or keyboard? Try those in different ports.


Not finding what you are looking for?
Western Digital My Book Essential 320GB External USB 2.0 - WDH1U3200N Hard Drive Logo

Related Topics:

143 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Western Digital Computers & Internet Experts

Arora Singh
Arora Singh

Level 2 Expert

180 Answers

Alun Cox

Level 3 Expert

2678 Answers


Level 2 Expert

191 Answers

Are you a Western Digital Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides