Question about Western Digital My Book Essential Edition (WDG1U5000N) 500 GB Hard Drive
I have a Western Digital MyBook 500GB and I just drop it on the floor from my coffee table accidently. When I tried plugging in MyBook, MyBook lighted up but it doesn't appear in My Computer. It seems like MyBook cannot be detected by my laptop. Is there a way to repair MyBook or at least recover my data?
When you drop your hard drive for more than a few inches, you just have
to face the fact that the HD is dead, period. If for some miracle the
drive still works, then it's the work of Jesus/Shiva/whatever deity of
your choice. I'm sorry I can't offer anything more constructive. See
Myth 24 on this page:
Posted on Mar 11, 2009
Put the drive in your frig for one week, roll the drive with newspapers in a plastic bag.
after one week plug it to your computer, if you are able to get access to your drive, transfer everything from the drive to your computer. do not take too large file, do it little by little. if the drive get overheat it will stop working again.
hope this work for you, but after that you will need to buy a new drive.
if when plug to computer and the drive dont start it mean that the drive circuit board is damaged, try to get another same circuit board and replace it
Posted on Nov 24, 2014
Then it\'s a waste of a mass-storage device...mine is WD-brand as well 2 TB...great for keeping heaps & heaps of TV Series, movies, music clips, videos, games and so forth...similarly there is no recognition by the Desktop PC, but I see the little white light blinking constantly on the drive...hmmm if only I was a computer hardware wizard!
Posted on Feb 26, 2013
Open your mybook and do some extra care repair and see what happen
Posted on Nov 20, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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