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My Western Digital Harddrive will turn on but will not stay on, it turns off after 10-15 seconds

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Check if it's over heated dude.
if not check usb connector is properly connected 2 board and HD's usb cable.u can check it by volt meter.

Posted on Oct 02, 2010

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Hard drive failure


It's just a Western Digital 320GB SATA harddrive,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/WESTERN-DIGITAL-320GB-WD3200BPVT-22ZEST0-HHBVJHNB-SATA-/170612627298

$229??????
I almost fell out of my chair! lol!
A 320GB SATA harddrive that is 2.5 inches across in width, (Regular laptop size) is W-A-Y cheaper than THAT!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/WESTERN-DIGITAL-WD3200BEVT-22ZCT0-See-list-for-DCMs-320gb-2-5-Sata-HDD-/200882121314?pt=US_Internal_Hard_Disk_Drives&hash=item2ec581ea62

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joecoolvette

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Lacie External Drive won't turn on (blue Light doesn't go on)


Inside the LaCie D2 250GB (300770) external harddrive's case, is a 250GB IDE (PATA) harddrive that is 3.5 inches across in width.

A desktop computer sized harddrive. (May be a Western Digital WD25000JB)

The harddrive plugs into a small circuit board, (Bridge board), and the circuit board has a USB port on it.

Using this Western Digital Passport for an example,

http://www.xbitlabs.com/misc/picture/?src=/images/storage/wd-passport-250gb/p3.jpg&1=1

Scroll down to the second photo, and left-click on it. The case of the external harddrive is shown open.
Inside is a 2.5 inch laptop sized harddrive.
An aluminum tape strip covers the small circuit board, attached at the back of the harddrive.

The second photo down on this page, shows you the small interface circuit board, that the harddrive plugs into, with the aluminum tape removed.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/storage/display/wd-passport-250gb_2.html

(Another design has wires coming from the small circuit board, to an interface the harddrive plugs into )

It is this small circuit board that goes bad in a LaCie. QUITE common.

Solution?

Simple.
1) Obtain a 3.5 inch IDE external enclosure
2) Remove the 3.5 IDE harddrive from the LaCie's case.
3) Install the harddrive out of the LaCie into the external 3.5 IDE enclosure.

An example of a 3.5 IDE (PATA) external enclosure,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1733195&CatId=2779

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

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Western Digital MYBOOK 500GB external harddrive won't come on. When it plugs in, the blue light comes on for about a second. Computer does not recognize drive.


It is "dead". If it is still under warranty (check 'www.wdc.com' for details), then Western Digital will replace it. If not, check their web-site, for their "Customer Loyalty Program", i.e., since you bought one W.D. disk-drive, you can get a discount on buying another W.D. disk-drive, if you order online from W.D.'s web-site.

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Western digital 500GB harddrive not switching on


Did You Try Using The Included AC Adapter To Power It Up

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Windows XP will not recognize my WD 250GB Harddrive


Just plug your USB HDD directly into your MBoard's USB port...

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Take it our of the external encasing and plug it in directly to your motherboard. This has worked for me in the past. I just had my second wd external harddrive crash so now I will do the same process all over again.

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a clicking harddrive means thats its dead, if you have a warranty still call up western digital and get it traded out. i wouldnt tell them it was dropped .

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Western Digital My Book freezes computer on boot up.


Mine boots fine if I unplug (better yet, hold the flat button down on the back for about 5 seconds, and it will turn off).

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Western Digital 500gig External Harddrive. Power up troubles.


this is a bit tricky , you'll need to tell my what operating system you have ,

more than likely sounds like windows power management is turning the drive off

check your power management settings.

if thats not the case just let me know.

shalom

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