Question about Western Digital My Book Essential 1TB External USB 2.0 Hard Drive
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
This is a common problem. IF the external was unplugged during a operations, there is a possibility of hard drive corruption. Also, you mentioned it was on a MAC. If your buddy formatted the drive for the MAC (Which would be HSF) so PC won't see the filesystem anymore until you reformat for PC (FAT or NTFS). I understand you might not was to reformat, but that is my recommended answer to this issue. There is one other choice though. Try googling Diskwarrior. This program is pretty good at repairing corrupted harddrives and it pretty good at detecting filesystems. If disk warrior doesn't do the trick, I would go with reformating.
Posted on Jul 19, 2007
well trying to remove is not a problem if you have some experience of putting it in the hard drive but ,check the wire connections first of all ,but i must inform you if you dont have any idea then ask on some repair shop just the opening part inside the things are really simple it has a LED for power on and off and some simple connectors that connnect ur hard drive to the usb from which you connect it to your computer so check if you can open just the outer shell with some help!!!hope it works for you!!
Posted on Feb 01, 2008
Unfortunately, these drives are not made to be dropped.
It sounds like it was damaged by the drop which could have rendered the read/write heads inoperable or mis-aligned.
Contact Western Digital for a warranty replacement.
Posted on Apr 29, 2008
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