Question about Western Digital My Book Essential Edition (WDG1U5000N) 500 GB Hard Drive
I plug my 500gb Samsung ext HD in, the power light comes on as per usual but there's no noise when I plug it in (ie the windows connect sound) and the light is on and it's making the same humming noise it always has indicating it's going. Doesn't show in My Computer, and doesn't come up after I click refresh or after I go to My Computer > Manage. Nothing's there when I go to click Remove, nor is there a sound after I unplug it. It is USB powered and I've never had an issue with it before. thanks
First thing to do is to try it on another computer to see if its not your windows playing with you.
If that doesn't work its either the USB controller inside your Hard drive box or the hard drive itself.
The only way to figure it out from there is to open the Hard drive case remove the Hard drive and either try it with another usb module that you know works or plug it right in the computer with IDE or Sata interface.
Posted on Jun 01, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Some units have two cords one power one data , in the event
that a unit is not recognized its always the data cord , data cord
hooks itself to a computer via its data cord , so two items are
needed a good working 2.0 high speed USB and a good working USB cable , hook your unit up to your computer , reboot your
computer then try looking in my computer for the drive , if the
HDD is in working order its only way to your computer is the cord
or its USB connector , sometimes USB connectors break for no
apparent reason try checking your USB connections with other
items such as flash drives but not items such as lights fans or
Posted on Jan 28, 2010
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