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You can purchased an external usb case from newegg.com I would first take the hard drive out so you can identify whether you need a SATA to usb hard drive or IDE to usb harddrive. Connect the hard drive in and see if it will power up.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If it's less than a year old, call WD and get a replacement power brick and see if that works.
You could of course also buy a replacement and see if that works.
If the unit is not powering up, the HD inside is almost certainly good. Data recovery is trivial. All you have to do is open the case(hard part) and remove the hard drive. Find a desktop you can install it into and copy the data to a new external HD. If you don't have a a desktop available, you can buy a USB to SATA adapter with a power adapter for about $15-20 that will work well. If you're creative you could probably re-install one of these kits into the existing enclosure for a permanent fix.
Posted on Jul 26, 2009
hi there could be a couple of things you can try, you could, ( if you have xp ) have the drive in, then go to my computer, then tools, then folder options, click, view, then look down the list for show hidden files and folders, that's one, the other is to take the drive caddy apart, remove the hard drive ( as they are just normal hdd's in external boxes ) connect it up to a spare port on your desktop computer and see if you can transfer files that way, ( note! this will void the warranty on the drive case if you do this if it is still under warranty ) the other way would be to get a data recovery program, like winundelete, which you should be able to find on either your computer or the net for free, hope this will help
Posted on Apr 05, 2010
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Base from the description of your problem the issue here now is the drive is definitely unusable right now and the only way to have it working again is to sen this drive back to WD and they can recover the data inside it and have the drive replace with a new one since its still under warranty.
Posted on Oct 09, 2010
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