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I have a 600gd external Hard drive. I says its connected to the computer and its working, the light is on and everything and i can also hear it. But my computer isnt able to read it

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    I have the same problem can anyone help me.



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    WD 300 GB, no power plug, is recognized by all computers but does not open its folders. is there a way i can retrieve the data? Can anyone help?

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Have you formatted the drive yet?  If this is the first time you are using it, you have to format it.  If not, shut down the computer, unplug the USB and power cable from the hard drive...wait 2 minutes.  Plug the usb into the hard drive and the computer...then plug in the power cord to the hard drive.  Wait 30-45 seconds and then start your computer.  Hopefully that should fix your issues.

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