Question about Western Digital My Book Essential Edition (WDG1U5000N) 500 GB Hard Drive
The drive itself [its header is ]likely damaged. try recovering something from it using ontrack easy recovery or ntfs undelete [those program sometimes are able to read even that much damaged drives] if it won't help you'll require some data recovery company help, as psychical damage of drive is irreparable @ "home conditions "
Posted on Oct 07, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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is the scratchy sound coming from inside your lacie or outside ??
it might be a power problem trying to connect to your lacie but unable to find the device or a dirty hard drive the reader arm skipping across the platters you could give your lacie a firm tap on the side to free up the reader arm
click start control panel administrive tools ,computer management ,device manager look through all of your devices if you see a yellow question mark?or exclamation mark ! or red x
right click to reinstall drivers or
if you can see your usb but its not working
ports(com&lpt)right click update driver
sometimes the wires inside the cable will be damaged due to bending or stretching or placing heavy equipment upon the cable,
just replace the cable of the hard disk, when you plugged the external disk drive you got that windows could recognize the USB device change the cable everything should work fine again,
check the USB leads that attach to the motherboard usually red-white-green-black make sure they are securely seated and have no dust build up on them dust will cause static and a lot of unforeseen problems also make sure the computers Ram and Cmos battery are securely seated
if this fails to fix the problem
you might have to install a usb 2 or 3 card they are cheap and easy to install you can buy these on Ebay very cheap
hope this helps
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