Question about Western Digital My Book Essential Edition (WDG1U5000N) 500 GB Hard Drive
Yep,the controller card on the hard drive is bad. Hope it's got some warranty left as you can't replace the controller card. If you want to be extra sure,just pull the hard drive out of the enclosure & you can either plug it into your pc directly, by turning off the pc, removing the side cover, & installing it as a slave drive. Very easy to do if it's a SATA drive, it's plug & play,IDE you need to set jumpers on first to cable select or slave. If the pc can read it now,then the board in the enclosure is bad. I wouldn't waste time with all that, if the warranty is out,buy another drive & re-use the same enclosure to save a few bucks. Optionally,you can toss the drive out but keep the enclosure to use as a testing dock for other hard drives. That's what I use for testing drives,i have one for 2.5"ide, one for 3.5" ide,& one sata that does both sizes. Hope I helped. Thanks for using Fixya!
Posted on May 16, 2010
First make sure usb cable connected to harddrive is working fine.
try it in different usb ports.
Press windows key +R key so you can see run then type in run "devmgmt.msc" then press ok so you can see device manager uninstall all usb drivers then it automatic install usb drivers.
Also you need to change registry for that type in run "regedit" then press ok then you can see registry editor then locate below key.
And remove upper filter and lower filter.Then restart computer then check.
If your harddrive still not recognized then you need to repair your harddrive.Try your harddrive in different computer if it is not recognized on another computer then your harddrive has internal issue.
Let me know if you need further assistance.
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Posted on May 15, 2010
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Hello - Before using the self-cleaning cycle of the appliance, remove the broiler pan and any utensils stored in the appliance. Also remove any excess spillovers in the oven cavity. Allow the oven to cool before cleaning. During the self-cleaning cycle, the outside of the wall oven can become very hot to the touch.
Typically to set the controls for a self-clean the first step is to confirm that the clock shows the correct time of the day. Press CLEAN. "---" appears in the display. Press the UP ARROW or DOWN ARROW once. "3:00" appears in the display for a 3 hour cycle. To change to a 2 hour cycle press DOWN ARROW"2:00" appears in the display. As soon as the controls are set, the motor drive lock will begin to close automatically and the "LOCK" indicator light will flash. DO NOT open the oven door while the light is flashing (it takes about 15 seconds for the over door to lock). "CLn" will appear in the display during the Self-Clean cycle and the "LOCK" light will glow until the Self-Cleaning cycle is complete or cancelled and the oven temperature has cooled.
When the Self-Clean cycle has completed, the time of the day or "End" will appear in the display window and the "Clean" and "LOCK" light will continue to glow. Once the over has cooled down for about 1 HOUR and the "LOCK" light has gone out, the oven door can be opened. If "End" is the display and the Clean indicator light remains ON, press CLEAR/OFF. The time of the day will appear in the display.
If it becomes necessary to stop or interrupt a Self-Cleaning cycle, press CLEAR/OFF. Once the oven has cooled down for about 1 HOUR and the "LOCK" light has gone out, the oven door can be opened. Restart the Self-Clean cycle once all conditions have been corrected.
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blue light - A blinking blue light indicates the computer is reading data from or writing data to the SATA hard drive, CD, DVD or HDD."
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