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Pc does not see wd ex.drive when it is plugged into usb skt.

Pc does not see wd ex.drive when it is plugged into usb socket.In"my computer " it is not there as it was before .The drive seems to be dead
ie no power,

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First change the USB socket choose another one, restart your computer while your WD is plugged in. Be sure that you did not put all Mac files on WD , PC cannot see it but reverse is true. Finally change your cable and use a very short one. Hope that you will solve this problem

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Hi. My computer says I ejected my WD My Passport external drive but it was not properly ejected. How can I fix this. I need all my thesis files but computer can read the external drive! Help please!


Try to test your WD Ext HDD to a different computer and check if you will get the same problem.

If the same problem persist try to use a different cable for your WD Ext HDD.

If still fails kindly ask the store where you bought the WD Ext HDD on how to retrieve your files and have WD EXT HDD replaced?

If your WD Ext HDD works to a different computer then update the BIOS and Chipset of the computer where your WD Ext HDD connected previously.

Hope this helps.

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When i plug the wd elements1t into my wifes xp computer the computer will not boot up


The easiest way is to unplug/plug the disk everytime you are booting the pc.

If its too much for you you can also try going in BIOS:

Integrated Peripherals >> disable "USB Legacy Support".

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My computer does not reconize my 1T WD passport. when i plug the USB in to the computer. my passport DOES NOT appear on my computer. why is this happing?


I had the same problem with my buddy's computer and he was plugging it in to a USB Ver 1.1 socket and it has to be used in a USB 2.0 socket or a add on PCI to USB 2.0 board.

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I have a WD 1600U EXT USB DRIVE. IT WORKS GREAT ON MY DESKTOP; HOWEVER WHEN I PLUG INTO MY LAPTOP, THE BLUE BLICKS, MY LAPS ACKNOWLEDGES USB CONNECTION, BUT IT JUST LOADS, STOP, RELOAD UNTIL I UNPLUG IT


I have had the same problem with laptops and USB drives. The external drive simply is not getting enough power.

The two solutions that seem to work are:

1) External power adapter for the USB Drive. Many external USB drives have a micro power plug next to or near the USB plug. A 5 Volt adapter (which plugs into the wall OR one that plugs into your cigarette lighter plug in a car) will cure this problem.

2) Some external USB drives come with a plug which has (2) USB plugs which plug into your laptop (laptops typically limit the power for each USB port) and one plug on the other end for your USB drive.

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I have recently bought a Belkin N+ Wireless Modem-Router (model F5D8635-4 v1). It comes with the USB port and I bought a WD 1Tb drive to connect with it. I added the WD drive (92.168.2.1My Book in my...


  • First off, the WD hard drive was meant to be connected to a computer.
  • Therefore connect it to the fastest computer you have or the one running the network.
  • Make that drive a network drive.
  • Set the router to handle DHCP using the web based interface (192.168.1.1 on a linksys router, check your manual for the IP address belkin)
  • The drive apparently has three volumes on it: X: Y: and Z: (network drives)
  • I would backup the WD drive and reformat in NTFS format
  • I dont believe that these drives were meant to be networked. Therefore you get what you get....
Good Luck
Jeff

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No power to my WD elements 1 tb


Same thing here. What about the data. Could you recover it ?

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Had similar issue with my WD passport , it turned out that it didn’t like my USB 2 ext lead, as i am unable to access my PC’S USB socket i was a bit stuck ...... i have now found that a low cost “POWERED” USB hub solved the issue .....good luck

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It sounds like you need to update the driver s for your your devices,
Did you format the drive/s before loading info on to the drive???me,

XP works well and Vista should tooo.....so I beleive your devices may need updating thanks

Let me know how it goes that before you rate Me thanks
I have just finished installing a WD250GB

Cheers Misterdj

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I have lost Connection to the unit


I just bought a 320 GB version and I was not at all surprised when it did not work - Windows Explorer did not see it and no USB "gerdunk" noise ensued. Problem is that depending on the quality of the USB port that the USB cable is plugged into, it may or may not provide sufficient powere to the drive. The answer is simple: connect the drive using a Y-cable. This type of cable has two USB Type A male plugs on one end and a single male Mini-B connector on the other end. The two type A plugs need to be inserted into two USB sockets on your PC. One of them supplies 5V at up to 500 mA plus the USB signals; the other suppllies only 5V at up to 500 mA. That provides up to 1 Amp of current compared with up to 500 mA for just a single connection. I don't know why WD does not supply a Y-cable with the drive!!!! I've been aware of this problem for some USB sockets/some PCs/some drives for yonks. The Y cables are somewhat hard to get - here is one supplier in the States: www.pcconnection.com Anyone know of a supplier in Australia?

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Did you plug in both plugs? (The game controller and USB plugs)

I had thought that the USB end was for the PC and forgot that the PS2 has USB sockets, but plugging them both in made the wheel work properly.

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