Question about Western Digital My Book Essential Edition (WDG1U5000N) 500 GB Hard Drive
My Mac Power book stopped recognizing my WD My Book Essential Edition. No icon on desktop. I checked the power. External hard drive lights up when I turn on the laptop and turns off when I shut it down. I have yet to eject the volume. It just stopped showing up. I am on OS 10.5.7 Help.
I had the very same problem. My computer stopped recognising the drive. On the other hand I had it working quite a long time. I suspected it was just overworked. So I switched it off, let it cool down, ( I used an old admin trick and put it in the fridge for a few minutes, in a plastic bag), restarted the computer and connected and powered up the drive. And Voila! It's working great again. I don't know if they have some overheating switch but this worked for me.
Posted on May 30, 2009
Try it on another system eg. vista or xp
Posted on May 29, 2009
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