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My 360 GB WD drive isno more detected by PC. last time i used when i it, it was working. no dropping, no damage. light is on as usual but drive is not dteected by pc.

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1.you may need to remove the hard drive from the original case and purchase a new case with good electronics.
2. check the USB cord to see if there is any damage.
3. use another USB cable to see if the hard disk is recognized by the Operating System ( my computer or "compute" in Windows 7.

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