Question about Western Digital My Book Essential Edition (WDG1U5000N) 500 GB Hard Drive

1 Answer

It clicks and the drive won't come up - Western Digital My Book Essential Edition (WDG1U5000N) 500 GB Hard Drive

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 748 Answers

Bad news. If it clicks, then in 95% of cases the hard drive inside is broken. Rarely it may be a power supply problem - always worth a try to swap the power supply for a different one, with the same voltage (12V if I remember well), same plug polarity (plus inside IIRW) and same or higher current rating - you may be lucky...

IF YOU HAVE VALUABLE DATA ON IT, refer to a data recovery center; they will probably be able to recover most of your data, but it will cost you quite a lot. Google for "data recovery" and you'll find plenty.

READ THE FOLLOWING COMPLETELY!
Some people report, that putting a drive in a freezer for some time (minutes, not hours) sometimes lets the drive start afterwards, making it possible to copy the most important files from it, until it heats up again. I once recovered one important thing from a dying drive this way - the drive died completely shortly afterwards. REMEMBER, that this freezer trick is dangerous and may kill your drive instantly. Two reasons: 1. Condensation on a cold object - moisture will condensate on the drive, also on the electronics, and can short-circuit it instantly upon power up. 2. You try to operate a drive beyond it's allowable environmental conditions, and it can fail mechanically. So you can try it on your own risk, and be prepared to kill the drive completely.


Posted on Jul 10, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Hitachi 1 TB external hard drive won't power up


yes you can fixed it replase cover and and cut hdd and buy new rak out side and conected the new rak with hdd that is very esy

Apr 23, 2013 | Hitachi Touro Desk 1 TB USB 20 External...

1 Answer

Seagate expansion portable drive won't post makes clicking noise


Very likely the head is no longer aligned, and can no read the disc correctly. This is physical damage that can not be repaired. There are specialist, but at premium prices.

Oct 20, 2012 | Seagate Expansion 500GB External USB 2.0...

1 Answer

Hard disk clicks won't spin


Clicking Hard drive When a hard disk makes a clicking sound and the computer does not detect it then the hard disk is faulty. This is commonly known as "The click of death".
There is no way of fixing this hard drive, if you need to recover your data, then there are companies that can recover data off faulty hard drives BUT it will cost you an arm and a leg for their services.

Oct 20, 2012 | Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250310AS SATA...

1 Answer

Hard drive clicks won't turn


When a hard disk makes a clicking sound and the computer does not detect it then the hard disk is faulty. This is commonly known as "The click of death".
There is no way of fixing this hard drive, if you need to recover your data, then there are companies that can recover data off faulty hard drives BUT it will cost you an arm and a leg for their services.

Oct 20, 2012 | Acomdata (HD250UE5-72) (HD250UE572) 250 GB...

1 Answer

I-series enclosure won't work properly with maxtor 4D040H2


I have two suggestions.

  • First check and clean your connections.
  • Update your drivers by CLICKING HERE.
  • Lastly, let Microsoft scan your operating system and fix, if necessary, any problems in three easy clicks. CLICK HERE

Apr 29, 2012 | Maxtor Hard Drive

1 Answer

Why won't my CD drive open?


Please tell in detail.
Is there a cd cdrive icon in my computer screen?
If yes then right click and then click eject?

Feb 19, 2012 | HEWLETT-PACKARD G71-340US (VM1141UA) PC...

1 Answer

It won't format i've tried everything.... and i just bought it not a week ago i think..!


Right click the Folder of your USB, click on 'Format'. A window should come up; just click on 'Start' - located on the bottom.

Aug 13, 2011 | SanDisk Cruzer Micro 8GB USB 2.0 Flash...

1 Answer

My mac no longer recognized the drive. When it is attached it makes a clicking sound.


Clicking means a dead hard drive, usually the controller board is bad, but most shops won't repair this, hopefully it's under warranty.

Jun 10, 2011 | Hitachi Retail 0s02520 500 Gb External...

1 Answer

My I Mac won,t reconize my PNY 4 gb usb Flash drive when I insert it


Try reformatting it:

**THIS WILL DELETE ALL THE DATA ON THE DRIVE**

1. Open Finder
2. Applications 3. On the left column, you should see your thumb drive. Click on it.
4. Click on the "Erase" tab near the top
5. For "Format:" select "FAT32"
6. Click on the "Erase..." button

Aug 17, 2010 | PNY 4GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive - Grey/Black

1 Answer

I can't access my drive, even though all my tests say it's fine.


Right click on my computer and click manage then click on disk management. Find your drive and give it a drive letter. It probably just needs a drive letter so you can recognize it in my computer,,,Good Luck and let me know if this works...Darren

Oct 11, 2009 | Verbatim 500GB USB Desktop 500 GB Hard...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Western Digital My Book Essential Edition (WDG1U5000N) 500 GB Hard Drive Logo

Related Topics:

263 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Western Digital Computers & Internet Experts

Marcin

Level 2 Expert

191 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76109 Answers

Mike

Level 3 Expert

4340 Answers

Are you a Western Digital Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...