Question about Western Digital Passport WDXML800UE (WDXML800UETE) 80 GB Hard Drive

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WESTERN DIGITAL WHEN I PLUG IN MY WESTERN DIGITAL HD IT DOESN'T APPEAR ON MY COMPUTER NOR AUTO DETTECT, ITS RUNNING FINE THE LIGHT IS ON I CAN HEAR THE FAN BUT ITS NOT DETECTING. BUT THE SMALL ICON WHICH YOU USE TO REMOVE THE DRIVE APPEARS NEAR THE TIME IN THE RIGHT HAND CORNER, PLEASE HELP ME TO FIX IT

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  • BPADDLE Mar 16, 2009

    I'm having the exact same problem, did you ever find a solution? I'm in contact with someone on the support website but they haven't been any help so far...

  • BPADDLE Mar 16, 2009

    I'm having the exact same problem, did you ever find a solution? I'm in contact with someone on the support website but they haven't been any help so far...

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I'm having the same problem i did hat you said but nothing happen i Have a HP dv1000 the light is on the fan is running but nothing is there another way i have a portable hard drive 120GB

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Wiggle the cable connected to the drive gently up and down and side to side

I have the same problem with one of my drives, by doing the above it works. I think the connector inside "the conatcts" don't make good contact with the cable

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Posted on Jan 09, 2008

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