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Wd my book 500gb powers up but does not show on list of available drives

My wd my book will start to cyle up but after about 4-5 seconds there is no other activity. it does not show up on my list of drives available or does it allow access to my files. also it is detected on the system as connected but not accessable. the hard drive does not spin at all just powered up and sitting idle

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I am facing the exact situation as you now..
it's stated as connected but doesn't show up in "My Computer" and it stopped spinning 4 to 5 seconds after I have connected.
have you found any solution to this problem?
'cause all my stuffs are inside there and are very important to me...
and i was crying like mad because of this...

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So, does it spin on power on or not?
Anyway, if you need that data try to remove the internal drive from enclosure and connect it directly to the computer.

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