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I have a western digital passport hd that went bad

Is there any way I can swap out that hard drive and buy my own and put it into the western digital passport enclosure?

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Possible, it can be, anything is, but practical? no. Check on the Western Digital website for warranty (all units have a limited one you can send back to them, they do this so they don't have to credit companies for store returns with massive carrying charges). I will have to send mine back too.

As far as cracking it open, depending what model you may have fortune with this but can you solder connections on a board? not sure how it goes on all models, if I can get someone a new unit and not swap I try to when I hear this complaint... make them pay for their lack of R&D (the company)

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Trying to add on a wd passport hd thru usb port...plugged in on both ends, and drive sitting there making a clicking noise


sounds like the drive went bad have also try a different usb port make sure you are using one directly connected to the laptop/pc not thru a usb hub

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My Western Digital My Passport 320g hard drive has been playing up for a while, by things just dissappearing... then one day i deleted everything and formatted it and was 3 weeks later it was still on...


Your HD is dead.. You can replace the drive inside the case if you don't want to buy a whole new passport. You just need to buy the right type. It is most likely Serial ATA, SATA, but it might also be a Parrallel ATA. PATA. Also you can go with a larger capacity.
Go to a local computer store, take the old drive with you.. Or shop online TigerDirect.com , FRYS.com etc.. Should be cheaper than buying whole thing. And you can probably use any brand.

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Why wont my Western Digital WD Passport 250GB Portable Drive 250 GB Hard Drive work?


Several possibilities:

* bad USB port in your computer (try another USB port)
* messed-up copy of Windows (try connecting to a different computer)
* damaged USB cable between computer and the Passport (replace it)
* bad disk-drive inside the enclosure (replace it)
* bad USB-to-disk-drive adapter (buy a new "empty" enclosure)

Check the warranty on it, to see if W.D. will replace it, at minimal cost to you. If the warranty has expired, W.D. has a "Customer Loyalty" program -- buy a new Passport through their web-site, and you qualify for a discount on your purchase.

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Its a western digital WD passport 750GB portable drive and its not showing up on my computer. I can see the blue light and feel it running but not registering on the laptop or desktop


Usually what has happened here is the usb interface has failed. The little hard drive with all your data is perfectly fine but the interface can no longer talk to the computer.

There are a couple of fixes. One is to send it in to WD who may or may not preserve your data. You can buy another passport and take the drive out and put it into the new drives enclosure. And third which is the way I've been fixing these is to go buy a usb drive enclosure. These start at $15 and up. Then you just take the drive out of your passport, plug it into the enclosure and you are back up and running.

This type of failure is common to all manufacturers.

The enclosure swap is something you can do yourself. The hardest bit is actually opening the case on the passport. Any computer shop should be able to do it for about $40 or less.

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may need to plug it in to a better outlet if you that option, worked for me. for a 500 GB external hd. i couldnt figure out why it only worked on occasion and on certain pc's and it all had to do with it not recieving enough energy.

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