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I have a 1TB western digital external hard drive that seems not to be working. When I plug it in, the light lights up for a millisecond and then nothing.

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Hi you should check the cable which connect the external hard drive to the computer, and the cable which connect the hard drive to the wall outlet,test them to see it any have a power shortage or try using new cables and if the cables are good this mean your hard drive bad and should be replace.

Posted on Jul 31, 2010

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  • Candy Weeden Jul 31, 2010

    Yeah tried all that, seems to be the drive.
    Any idea's on how to open the case so I can copy everything off the memory


  • Hilton Bristol Jul 31, 2010

    what kind/brand of computer do you have?

  • Candy Weeden Jul 31, 2010

    I have a new EeePC as well as a HP pavilion. The eeepc runs xp and the HP Vista.
    I have also tried it on two other computers and nothing. I can not hear it working except for the light coming on when it is first plugged in



  • Hilton Bristol Jul 31, 2010

    Okay, and once you try it on other computer and have the same response that mean the hard drive is bad, you can open up the side of your case by unscrewing it from the back of your PC.


  • Candy Weeden Jul 31, 2010

    There are no screws on it

  • Hilton Bristol Jul 31, 2010

    Your case seem to be different, look at the side of the case to see if there is a latch located there

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