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What is the proper power supply specs for a replacement power supply on my WD Essential Edition 500G

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Go to weston dig website. enter your details and specs are free to download.

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My book essential edition - 500Gb. Model no. WD5000H1U-00 It would appear that the power supply adaptor is not working since there is no power when plugged in. It is still in warranty, any advice on how...


> it is still in warranty

If you exercise the warranty, you'll have to send the current device back to W.D.
But, W.D. will take _no_ responsibility for 'rescuing' the files currently on the disk.
Is that what you want?

Disassemble the enclosure, and remove the disk-drive.
Connect it as a 'slave' disk-drive in a desktop computer.
If it works, the disk-drive is OK.
So, look at: http://www.canadaram.com/3_5_sata_enclosures.htm
and buy a new enclosure, with a new power-supply.
(Or, buy the new enclosure locally, at any computer-store.)
Disassemble your current unit, remove the disk-drive,
and transplant the disk-drive into the new enclosure.

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My WD 500g external storage unit started to fail me. The USB connection broke off into the actaul WD outer case. I opened the case and took everything apart except the actual drive. I am wondering what...


Buy a new "empty" external disk-drive case for $30.

Pick one that has "data" and "power" connectors that are compatible with your current disk-drive.

Put the disk-drive into the new case. Done.

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western dig probably haven't shipped with a supercheap psu but then my maxtor external psu went first followed by the drive ...

end of the day there is just a hdd inside the box take it out and use it in a desktop...

good luck

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There can be 3 possible problems since you hear the clicking sound. 1 is that the drive is not receiving enough power from the power supply and it is attempting to turn on. 2nd is the controller board is damaged and 3rd is the drive itself is damaged. From my experience with WD external drives. the 3rd is my best guess. One thing you can try is to buy an external chassis for the hard drive and take the hard drive out of the My Book and put it in the chassis to see if it works. Get one from a place with a good returning policy would also be good as well

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the power supply is probably dead. if its under warranty return it for replacement. if not under warranty have a local technician check the power supply.

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My Computer lists my new MY BOOK as two drives.


Hi,

It sounds like you have the My Book Mirror edition. If that is the drive that you wanted it is suppose to do the mirroring. Otherwise, I'd contact WD and explain that they sent you the wrong drive.

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Hi stuhubbard. "joul" posted this fix in response to my WD issues. Check it out....

"joul"
I had the same problem today and I solved it...
Go to the Western Digital official website, choose your model and download the driver for win98..it works magically with XP. Fast and easy :)


My WD fixed itself, but this seems like a likely fix if you are still having problems. Perhaps let "joul" know if this is useful for you.

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