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Hit it with 24 volt supply any viable fix

Plugged in the wrong power cable (24 volts). Now get fast blinking light. Is there a viable fix such as a fuse, or a new controller card?

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Sounds like you caused a overload and fried the main controller.

you will have to contact the manufacturer about that problem as they might be able to advise you on parts, sorry

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What volt adapter for WD 3200H1U-00?


Most external hard disks use a 12 volt 2 amp power supply. The modern ones are small and cheap. Be aware the power plug should be the same as the power plug on the old power supply. and the polarity also.

Jul 09, 2014 | Western Digital My Book Essential 1TB...

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My black calvary external hard drive won't turn on.


Would be great if the next time you also place the model number, because Cavalry makes dozens of different drives.
When the bleu light does not go on, you have to assume the drive is not getting power.
If the drive has only one cable, (small drives like 2,5 inch most of the time only have one cable) it could be the USB cable is defect and can't give through the 5 Volt coming from the computer USB connector. It also could be the 5 Volt supposed to be in the computer has gone.
If you have to connect an external power supply, with a small cable to the drive, I would check the power supply. A 5 Volt 2 A supply, with the round plug can't be that expensive.

If both don't work, it also could be inside the housing of the drive is something defect.
If you need to have the data on the drive, you always could but an universal USB connection for hard drives. I have one for IDE and E-SATA, in the box came a set power cables and a power supply, but that one was almost 50 dollar. There are cheaper ones on the net.
Be aware drives don't live forever and make sure you always have at least two backups. (that is more than one origin; and one back up)

Jun 16, 2014 | Cavalry Storage Hard Drives

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My external hard drive fails to spin


The hard drive needs a proper regulated power adapter for the hard drive to work.
If the hard drive is a 5.25 inch drive it requires 12 volts and 5 volts power supply.
If the hard drive is a 3.5 inch drive it requires a 5 volt power supply.

Apr 10, 2012 | Seagate Hard Drives

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WD500H1U-00 Western Digital 500GB MY BOOK external hard drive does not turn on power. There are two cables, one goes from external hard drive to computer and then another one is a power cable. It does not...


Believe it or not, unplug the AC adapter (Power Adapter) from the surge protector, and plug it directly into the wall socket.
Try this first.

1) I believe the power adapter is rated at 12 Volts DC, and 2 Amps, for the output voltage, and amperage.
(12 Volts times 2 Amps = 24 Watts.
12V X 2A = 24W)

Use a multimeter, and test the voltage coming out.
You can buy an economical multimeter for around $8 to $12. A lot of stores carry them. An auto parts store is but one place.

The plug end that plugs into the laptop, is cylindrical in shape, and has a hole in the center.

This is DC voltage you are testing.
The metal center of the plug is Positive. The outside shield surrounding the plug is Negative.

The Function Knob should be turned to DC Voltage.
(If it is a symbol, it will be a dotted line above a solid line.
NOT a curved line on a dotted line. This is for AC voltage)

If there is more than one scale, set the Function Knob to DC voltage 0-50 Volts.

The Red probe lead of the multimeter is the Positive lead.
The Black probe lead of the multimeter is the Negative lead.

AC adapter plugged into power, the Positive probe lead is inserted into the center of the plug.
Be SURE it doesn't touch the outside metal shell at any time.

The Negative probe lead is touched to the outside metal shell.

See if the voltage reads 12 Volts.

AC adapter (Power Adapter) checks out OK?
Suggest there is a problem with the small circuit board inside the MyBook.

Inside the MyBook WD500H1U-00 is an ordinary harddrive.
It is a desktop sized harddrive. 3.5 inches across in width.
(3 and a half inches, or 8.9cm)

It is a SATA harddrive.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FlySnyJ0CQ

Inside that plastic MyBook case is also a small circuit board. An interface circuit board.

The harddrive plugs into the interface circuit board directly, or there is a cable, or cables, that plug into the harddrive from the interface circuit board.

It is this interface circuit board that goes bad most of the time.

You can remove the harddrive out of the MyBook case, and put it inside a desktop computer that uses SATA harddrives, as a Slave drive.
Retrieve your information, and burn to disk/s, or flash drive/s.

{DO NOT move any jumpers on the back of a SATA harddrive. These are for the factory ONLY}

Or you can buy an adapter that the harddrive plugs into, and it has a USB cable.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2583340&CatId=3770

Or you can put it into a 3.5 SATA external enclosure, and use it as an external harddrive again.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2145406&CatId=2780


For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Oct 03, 2011 | Hard Drives

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My seagate freeagent 1tb is blinking whit lights and my computer does not recognize it. Help me


***Please NOTE***
Touch the drive and put your ear to it, to test if the drive is spinning and working. Do this while it is powered on. Also, try disconnecting the USB cable, reboot the computer, re-connect USB cable to another USB port on computer. If you still have the same issue, try the below solutions.
  • Make sure the computer and external hard drive are powered on.
  • Disconnect the external drive's USB or the eSATA cable, which ever one you're using.
  • Disconnect the power supply plug from the external drive.
  • Power off the computer.
  • Disconnect the computer's power supply cord for 60 seconds.
  • Reconnect the computer.
  • Power on the computer.
  • Connect the power supply to the external drive.
  • Connect the drive's USB or the eSATA cable and check for detection.
If the still no detection and still blinking lights on the drive, check the power supply to the drive.
Check to see what the led light on the power supply is doing.
If it's blinking, power down the drive, unplug data cable and then reconnect the power supply to another electrical outlet. If it still blinks repeatedly, then you power supply is bad.
If the led is solid (lit and not blinking) follow the same steps from above to connect it to another outlet.
Next, plug the power supply to the external drive and power it up.
If the power supply starts to blink repeatedly, then your controller board inside the enclosure is bad.

Thank you for the opportunity to help you.

Jun 04, 2011 | Seagate FreeAgent Pro 1TB External USB...

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I have the WD Western Digital my book essential 1 tb external hard drive USB 2.0. It was working well but now when I connect to the PC, the device is not appearing in my computer. please help


Working previously is good.
Ok, a quick list of the things i have done wrong in just this circumstance.

Is the power supply plugged in and switched on?
Is it supplying power?
Is it supplying the correct voltage?
*Note: You will need a multimeter to do this. 12 Volts is the correct voltage.
Is the power supply plugged into the drive? All the way?
Is there a power switch on the drive? Is it in the on position?
Is the data connection plugged in? All the way? The computer end also? All the way?
Does the cable run from the computer to the drive, or are there other cables lying around two of which are plugged in at one end?
Are you using the same data cable you did before?
Does it work with different cable?
*A caution here. Not all cables are equal. You want to use a USB 2.0 cable.

If it was working before, any one of those could be the problem. I've had them all.

Jan 30, 2011 | Western Digital My Book Essential 1TB...

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My Maxtor Onetouch 4 500gb external hard drive is not working, the light does not come on any more as if there is no power. When I tried a universal power cord the light blinks really fast, but my computer...


First thing you need to do is to confirm your Power supply is working, i think its a 12 volt adaptor so check wattage rating and then try to power a router or a device that uses the same voltage and wattage with it, an easier way is to check whether the light blinks once very fast right when you stick the adaptor into the external HD's back, if it does, download hyrens Boot CD from thepiratebay.org and burn it to CD...Most of the tools on Hyrens boot CD work in DOS but a limited amount works in windows, try booting into windows and try using the partition recovery tools like undelete etc, if this does not work you will have to take the actual HD out from the case by dissassembling it and then plug the actual HD without the case straight into your pc via sata cable, restart your pc and instead of booting windows boot the hyrens boot CD Menu, now use the partition and HD checking tools, this should work, if it does not, your HD is irreparably damaged and you might need to mail it to data recovery experts to get your original data back, Hope this helps..

Oct 28, 2010 | Maxtor OneTouch 4 500GB External USB 2.0...

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WD My Book 1tb light blinking and nothing else


Hi Lerniefalls,

Unfortunately the guys at the shop are right. Any viable solution will invalidate the warranty except try a new power adapter. The problem is you can't just buy a new power adapter for this device.

If someone you know has the same device(compare Volts and Amps on the power supply) you can test the theory, but would still need to find an adapter to buy somewhere like ebay.

My suggestion, which will also void the warranty, is to simply purchase a new empty enclusure and have the techs move the HDD from the My Book into it. Assuming the problem is in the shell or power adapter this will solve your problems. If this doesn't work, then you know the problem is in the HDD itself and you will definitetly need the help of a data recovery pro.

Feel free to comment back here with you City name and I can recommend a nearby facility if you do need a pro.


Chris

Jun 05, 2009 | Western Digital My Book Essential Edition...

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Used wrong power supply .


Hi,

If you have used the wrong power supply, the cicuis might be shorted.

If is posible they will solder the bolder & make it work.

I dont recommend it as it will give problems again.

Or

Its just the time to get rid of that.

Be careful in th future.

Good Luck.

Live, Love, Laugh.

May 10, 2008 | Maxtor Personal Storage 3200 (U01E200) 200...

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