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My wd passport has just stopped registering but lights on and beeps 3 times when turned on.

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The beeps are post during post the very first work is done by the ram,all the memory in the ram is first transferred to the hard disk,and remains active untill turned off.
make sure that your RAM is securely seated
test or replace all the leads that attach to your hard drive make sure the connections are secure
hope this helps

Posted on Mar 21, 2011

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