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Western Digital Hard Drive WD2500B015 getting power but will not turn on...Suggestions?

Power Adapter providing correct 12vdc but drive will not turn on when on/off button pressed.

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Buy a new external hd enclosure and reuse the hd from the failed enclosure. Hard drive enclosers are cheap BTW. Try newegg!

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asme adaptors work out to 4 gig drives all my Western digital drive have same power adaptor no matter the Gig size .

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I have the Western Digital My Book Essential Edition 250GB External Hard Drive. I have moved and lost the power cord. I purchased the DYNEX 500ma Universal AC Adapter as a replacement. When I plug the...


I don't have a photo of the AC adapter, but if you look on it the Voltage and Amperage specifications are;

Input: 100-240VAC / 50~60Hz
Output: 12VDC / 2A

This means the Input power can be from 100 volts to 240 Volts AC, and at 50 to 60 Hertz

The Output power is 12 Volts DC at no more than 2 Amp's. (Amperes)

Asian Power Devices Inc. has a model DA-24B12 that fits these specs.
Also a Wattac AC adapter model number - BAO362Zl-8-A01 will work.

Otherwise just use a 12 Volt, 2 Amp power pack, with a positive on center contact, and a 2mm pin hole

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I have a Western Digital My Book Essential Edition 160 GB hard drive. Power and light comes on. Hard drive tries to read, clicks 4 times and turns off (light stays on). Repeats above 3 more times and...


Your drive is most certainly dead.
Any unusual sound from inside the drive is not good.
The light is only an indication power is supplied to case.
You could check to see the power supply is providing the correct 12V but it probably is.
Also you could try to connect the drive in another machine, or in an empty case.
If you have another drive that plugs into the case, you could try it to test the case.
I suspect that you will be buying a replacement unit, or at least a new drive for the case.

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Describe your Western Digital 250GB MyBook External USB 2.0 250 GB Hard Drive Problem Do you have a picture of the voltage and amperage adapter for the Western Digital 250GB MyBook External HD ?


I don't have a photo of the AC adapter, but if you look on it the Voltage and Amperage specifications are;

Input: 100-240VAC / 50~60Hz
Output: 12VDC / 2A

This means the Input power can be from 100 volts to 240 Volts AC, and at 50 to 60 Hertz

The Output power is 12 Volts DC at no more than 2 Amp's. (Amperes)

Asian Power Devices Inc. has a model DA-24B12 that fits these specs.
Also a Wattac AC adapter model number - BAO362Zl-8-A01 will work.

Otherwise just use a 12 Volt, 2 Amp power pack, with a positive on center contact, and a 2mm pin hole

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If you can procure it you need a "Wattac" AC adapter
model: BAO362ZI-8-A01 (made in China)

Otherwise you need a 12 volt 2 Amp. power pack with positive on centre contact & 2mm pin hole.

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Chances are you have a faulty power supply. Contact Western Digital at their website for an RMA. The website is
http://support.wdc.com/warranty/index.asp?wdc_lang=en

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