Question about Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600AAJS 160 GB SATA Hard Drive
WD Book power source broken so putting the hard drive in a new caddy but dont know if to remove the green chip board attached to the Hard Drive.
No, you don't remove the board. The drive won't work without it. Just install the drive in the case and connect everything up. The computer will find it and assign a drive letter to it.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
sounds like you are using the wrong power supply. Check the amp output on the power plug you plug into the wall make sure its the same as the amp input of your external harddrive
Posted on Jun 01, 2009
External drives tend to use power supplies at 12V DC and 1 amp or just a little bit over. You could read the output of the power supply with a digital volt meter. If you have power and the enclosure still refuses to turn on, you could buy another enclosure, another power supply, or just a naked USB to IDE adapter and pull the drive out of the existing enclosure.
Chances are, the drive you get out of the housing will never be going back into that case.
Posted on Jul 11, 2009
You should be able to take out the 3.5 drive that is inside and move it to a new enclosure (does not have to be WD) Tiger Direct has them. You can find them at BestBuy or online for less than $40
Posted on Jul 26, 2009
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I have had similiar issues using caddies there seems to be many connecting parts that can fail or become old and dirty failing to make contact with the hard drive you could remove the hard drive and check these contacts make sure they are clean and making contact
You could just remove the hard drive from the caddy and connect it directly inside your computer as a normal hard drive
You would have to remove the hard drive and use a usb sata ide kit
you will then have to connect it to your computer using a usb port
Once connected to another computer to a usb port and power supply you should get a message found new hardware and it should install the drivers it should show on your computer or you might have to install it manually
click start click on computer to open you should see this drive
If you dont.
Click start control panel administrative tools computer management device manager scroll down universal serial bus controllers you could see a Yellow Question / Exclamation Mark? ! or a Red X
you will need to update/reinstall drivers
right click to reinstall drivers.
If you can see your usb drive but its not working
ports (com&lpt) right click update driver
Once you see this drive just click on it to open and copy all or any data you want and save it to another usb drive
or get one of these
NEW!2.5" SATA TO USB 2.0 external HDD enclosure case AU
Hope this helps.
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