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HD doesn't work on other computer

I bought a WD external HD and it works on my computer and most computers just fine. I'm at my brothers house and when I plug it into his computer nothing happens, The HD gets power but the computer doesn't do anything. No message of any kind.

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  • trevorfriese Jan 10, 2009

    I tried that

  • Bunny Holler Jan 10, 2009

    OK.

    I HAVE SOLVED THIS PROBLEM BEFORE

    Try using a different USB cable.

    Try using your passport with as many different USB cables as possible (one at a time, don't get confused).

    Sounds stupid but I have had this problem lots of times,
    eg. WD passport has power but does not show up in device manager or my computer etc. or shows no signs of connection at all (home and away).

    But switching cables worked again tonight.

    NB. Here is my story:

    Tonight I used WD passport A and Cable A on a computer and it DID work.
    Then I came home and used WD passport A and the same Cable A on my laptop and it did NOT work.

    Then I used WD passport A and Cable B on my laptop and it DID work.

  • vvnalla Jan 11, 2009

    i connected my disc and it worked..later aftr 1 day wen i connectd it...my computer is detecting it but im nt able 2 get da drive in my computer to open it..plz help me ......

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Go into my computer, right click, hit refresh and click on the hd

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