My WD5000H1-U00 will not start up when I plug power source in??!
I purchased a WD5000H1-U00 to back up files on and to store photos. It does not have and on/off switch. Since I only use it intermittently, I simply unplugged the power when I did not want it and plug power in to power up and use the drive. Yesterday, when I plugged it into a wall outlet "NOTHING HAPPENS"..no blue light, no sound, no spin.. nothing!!! Help, what should I do so I can use my drive? Serial Number:WCASUG491194
Re: My WD5000H1-U00 will not start up when I plug power...
Sounds like an internal switch or relay has failed. Not worth it to attempt repair. Were it me, I would open the case and recover the actual hard drive inside, it's probably still fine. For $25 you can buy a new external case to mount the drive in. This way you can save the data.
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If you look at the power cord (or where it plugs in) you will be able to note if it has 3 or 4 prongs (or slots to plug to). Easiest method is to simply take a photo of the plug or the socket and take with you to the appliance store (or where ever you are purchasing the new one from).
It sounds as though your issue is one of in adequate power. Do both the external HDD have their own power source, or are they powered through USB? if they are powered through USB it may be that as soon as the second drive spins up to transfer the files, it overwhelms the limited power of the laptop. You can try it with the laptop plugged in (though this may not provide it with more power than the battery) or by purchasing a usb hub with its own external power source so that it is not drawing power from the laptop, or purchase an external hard drive with its own power source
The other option is simpler and free, and its to copy the files first to your laptops own HDD, then unplug the source external hard drive, and then plug in the drive you want to copy to, then transfer the files from your laptops hard drive. This will of course take twice as long, but will cost you nothing.
In some cases, the ink cartridge carrier won't position itself in the middle even when the printer is on and the cover is open. Just unplug the printer from the power source. With the cover open, hold the white tape in the middle inside the printer. The other end of it is connected to the carrier. Gently slide the carrier to the center. Load the cartridges. Close the cover. Plug the printer back to power source.
Some of them are not meant to have a power source as they draw the power from the USB port. Unless you see a place to plug a power unit in, don't worry. If you see a place, take it back to the store where you purchased it or contact the manufacturer's web site and explain the problem. give them the name model and serial number of the unit you have with as much details of the purchase as possible.
It sounds like your power source module is defective. I suggest you try to replace it from one your might find at a second hand store. Look on the back side of the power source device. It should list the output voltage (usually DC or direct current as opposed to AC or alternating current) and also lists the current in amps that it produces. Also inspect the connector to your TV so you can try to match the connector when you buy a replacement. Armed with that information (output voltage and current ability from the power source) pick through the modules you find at a second hand store. Make sure the voltage exactly matches. You can also purchase a power module which can produce more amps of current, but never less. If you are successful in finding a match, buy it - but you may need to cut off the old connector and some of the wire that plugged into your tv so that you can reuse the connector on the used unit you just bought. You will need to splice the old wires from the tv connector to the wires coming out of the used power unit. Assuming the connector on the used unit you purchased did not match your tv connector, you will also need to cut off the connector and splice the tv connector to the wires coming out of the used power unit you just bought. If this is too complicated, go to the manufacturer and try to buy a replacement or look at other places like eBay for a matching power unit to the original TV unit.
There is a possibility your TV itself has a short and is defective, although from you comments I think it is more likely you power source unit.