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WD 500g hard drive computer cant read it

WD 500g hard drive... worked great for 1 year and now none of my computers can read it or recognize it

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  • Vardeeg94 Jan 19, 2009

    I got this from a friend saying he doesnt need it. I plugged it in to install Black XP 27 on it(which has worked great on my other drives and is a great OS not 3rd party)and it wont even read. I started the installation process and it was showing Examining 4...... mb on 0 disk or something like that. I NEED HELPPPPPPPP PLEASE

  • Vardeeg94 Jan 20, 2009

    yeah its me again i cheked my bios to see if my bios is reading and it is but i can't install windows because it gets stuck on this process saying examining 45786545645(numbers are fake) mb on 0 something something in my windows setup. PLEASE IF ANYONE HAS SUGGESTIONS. 

  • Anonymous Feb 11, 2009

    I got the exact same problem with an identical Hard Drive. This series looks kinda busted. i don't recommend it to anyone. STAY AWAY FROM 5000AAKS!

  • johnspee5 Mar 29, 2009

    I have the same exact hard drive and it does the same thing. I have tried everything to get it to work and no luck. It worked for almost 1 year and then it broke. I think luke is rite it has to be the drive controler on the back of the drive.

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Is your hard drive power-up?
Do you hear your hard drive just spinning?

If so, your PCB may went bad. If you hear the hard drive clicking then your PCB or the heads went bad. If you need the data, you might have to ask the data recovery guys to get them back for you or find the PCB on Ebay.

If you don't care about your data, send it back for the warranty replacement

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I suspect ,if there was no bad sounds on the drive when it was wrking ,that it must be the circut board on back of drive . i ,m in the same boat myself & i,m trying to track down same type of c/board.i do not think this is mechanical bit, electrictal
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Your hard drive is had it its common these size hard drive fail after a period of time but if you took the hard drive out static from you body could of damage the HD cannot be fix

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