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My external hard drive wont conect to my computer.

I plug my USB cable into my computer, then plug the corresponding end into my Western Digital My Book Home 750GB USB 2.0/FireWire/eSATA 3.5'' External Hard Drive. I plug it into the wall and turn it on. Wait Wait Wait but nothing loads onto my computer...I go to ''My Computer'' and the computer doesn't even recognize that I've plugged the 2 together. Any advice and/or help would be much appreciated!

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Is this a new drive? has it worked before? the usual sequence is to connect the external drive to a power source first, and then connect the usb cables to the PC. IF you know the usb cables are good and have verified that they are connected properly, try connect to a different usb port on the PC, sometimes ports go bad. If that still doesn't work, the most likely the hard drive has gone bad.

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