I have a WD5000AAKS external drive. It stopped working. Spins up when I plug it in and then shuts down. I would like to try to recover my data from the disk without spending a fortune. Any suggestions on how to recover my info myself?
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make sure the lead/s that attach to this drive have a secure seating and are not bad/faulty the light on only tells that its getting power it might not be getting enough power you might test the lead/s or just replace the cable of the hard disk, when you plugged the external disk drive you got that windows could recognize the USB device change the cable everything should work fine again, sometimes the wires inside the cable will be damaged due to bending or stretching or placing heavy equipment upon the cable, hope this helps
Probably not the right answer for your problem. Mine is an external 1 TB Simple Drive. Mine wouldn't respond at all. I unplugged the power cable from the back of the hard drive and replugged it in and instantly it worked. I had tried rebooting the computer, plugging/unplugging over and over into the computer and that didn't work.
the problem is the controler og the drive wich is: Marvell, 88i6745-TFJ1, internal EEPROM:
- this chip is used in Western Digital's Tornado family, eg WD5000AAKS-xxTMA0, WD5000AAKS-xxYGA0, WD3200AAJS.
- it has a common failure mode that mimics head/media faults, eg clicking, spin-down.found it here: http://www.users.on.net/~fzabkar/HDD/HDD_ICs.txt
Did the 1000gb external hd come with instructions?
Did you read them?
Did you Install The Software for this Device?
If not. Try plugging it in all the usb ports.
Try shutting down the PC, when it's off plug in the 1000gb external HD,
Restart the Computer, If Windows still dosen't recognize it, then it's most likely defective, and should be returned. Try purchasing a higher quality brand.
The best way is to use a desktop system. Leave one hard drive plugged into the primary IDE connector and unplug the CD-rom from the secondary connector and plug the other hard drive into that cable. Reboot your computer and they will show as a C and D drive.
Is the hard drive a USB external device?
Does the hard drive spin up at all or does it make clicking sounds?
If the hard drive spins it may not be faulty, it may be a faulty USB hard drive adapter case.
Put the hard drive in another USB hard drive adapter and connect it to a computer, if it still doesn't work then the hard drive has died.
my iqube extenal hard drive is not working was dropd down, I have tryed plag and play and it shows the light and fun inside working and when you staart uyou can ear like its start but stops after few seconds
short answer....No.... your PC stops all ther services as it shuts down, however if you are going to remove ther drive before shutting down use the disconect USB device icon ( usually next to the clock) to stop your drive before removing it
Haskel, Have you tried a different USB wire? Constantly remove of the cord can wear down the contacts/something is on the contacts?
Check that I'll get back to you if I find anything relevant.