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WD USB 2.0 External HD Power Issue

Sorry for my tech ignorance with this. My 120gb WD external HD was working fine one day, the next it wasn't. The blue power light comes on for a second then immediately goes out. It doesn't sound like it's powering up at all. With it having a blue light at all I'm assuming that the power cord works.

Any suggestions what it could be and how to fix it? I've read where sometimes you can remove the drive from the enclosure and either install it into my PC or put it into another enclosure. Is that an option?

Thanks for any help! As you might expect, it happens when a deadline is looming!!!

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  • jcuhaj Mar 06, 2008

    Thanks. This is what I needed to know. I appreciate the answers!

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    Thanks. This is what I needed to know. I appreciate the answers!

  • zanne80 Dec 30, 2008

    My blue light goes on, blinks and then goes off. What can I do?

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Yes you can remove it from the enclosure take the HD out and connect it as a slave on your computer and see if it works

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Yes removing it and installing it inside the pc is a good option and thats the only way for now you can know whether its the harddisk itself which is damaged or the external casing hub. if u connect it in the pc set it as slave, or secondary master, since u need the one in the pc bcoz it has the operating system

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Not by you ,technition can do

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