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My laptop cant se my external hard drive - Western Digital My Book Essential 500GB External USB 2.0 - WDH1U5000N 500 GB Hard Drive

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  • hot_lips_swe Jan 22, 2009

    I have the 640GB and the same problem as the people with the 500GB. Im going back to strangle PC world tomorrow as I have 400GB of stuff on it. and I DONT want to lose it. I had problem with it before and got it changed and then a few months later I have problems again, this thing sucks camels!

  • bonny_fess Mar 28, 2009

    when i plug my drive the pc or my laptop dont recorgnize it

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Hi hot_lips_swe

If you've tried everything possible to access it through the external,what I would do, is to dismantle the case around the hard drive, and take out the physical hard drive and switch the back pins to Slave, and add it to a desktop if you have one. (make sure you have your main drive as Master) Then as a slave drive you have a lot more options to recover your data. If you don't have a desktop, you can purchase a laptop port extender at your local computer store. Or you can buy you HERE, and connect it direct to the usb port. Your best way is to slave the drive on a desktop thou.


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Mark

Posted on Feb 23, 2009

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