Question about Western Digital My Book Essential Edition (WDG1U5000N) 500 GB Hard Drive
It would appear the the shock not only damaged the USB connector but also the drive. You could try Hirens.BootCD and carry out a RAW recovery and you may be lucky and recover some of your lost data. If not then it will be gone forever as you have damaged the plates inside the hard drive itself
Posted on Jul 20, 2010
I am trying to connect WD MyBOOK to WD mediaplayer. when I connect usb from hard to mediaplayer the mediaplayer does not read it. the Usb indicator on mediaplayer does not turn on
Posted on Jul 21, 2010
I wouldn't play with it as software based recovery can cause more damage. http://techrxgb.com offers free estimates and shipping. Send it to us and we can have a look (if the data is important to you). Dont' try to recover data to the same drive; it can cause data loss and damage.
Posted on Jul 23, 2010
Hi, I believe you need to change this drive to Slave; to do this, there are a row of small pins at the back of the drive, two of them covered by a small plug. Remove this plug and reinstate in the position specified for a slave device. You should then be able to find this drive under i.e windows explorer.
Hope this helps
Posted on Jul 20, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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