Question about Western Digital My Book Essential Edition (WDG1U5000N) 500 GB Hard Drive
I've been using a Western Digital 500GB external hard drive as a back up for audio data. I was using it in a session when the laptop shut down. I rebooted everything but the hard drive does 1 of two things: 1 - starts up and doesn't show up on my laptop 2 - starts up, and the LED light keeps spinning, but still doesn't show up.
This happenned once before a few weeks ago, is I stopped using the drive. But then one day i tried it and it worked, till it reoccurred as mentioned above. The drive sounds likes its loading and the disc is spinning but it still doesn't show up...
I'm using a Macbook Intel laptop.
Ok. I have a WD 500 and I have ran into similar problems. First, shut your computer down. Unplug the hard drives USB cable and the power cable. Wait for about 2 minutes. Plug the USB cable into the computer, plug the power cord in...wait for 30-45 seconds and then start your computer. That hopefully should solve your issues.
Posted on Mar 03, 2009
I had Window XP and I had no problem with Western Digital hard drive. Now I have Window 7. Somethime I can't see the icon for Western Digital. When I don't see the Western Digital icon, I shut down, re-start and/or unplug and plug it back. I do this a few times. What seem to be the problem. and what am suppose to do next
Posted on Oct 30, 2010
I'm having the same issue as Splitking. It stopped working last night. When I shutdown and reboot, it still doesn't recognize the drive. When the drive is unplugged and powered up, it sounds as though the disc is spinning for a few second and doesn't appear as a drive.
What do I do now? Help!
Posted on Jan 22, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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