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Western Digital 500gig External Harddrive. Power up troubles.

The hard drive portion of this product stopped powering up. If i plug in the power it will cycle up and then after about 7 - 10 seconds it shuts itself back off. If I connect it through the USB cable to my laptop it will read it as being present but no power to the hard drive keeps me from opening it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  • Digitahl Oct 27, 2008

    I have the same problem except that my power turns of almost immediately, I can see the light come on for a brief moment, thats it. Any help greatly appreciated.

  • ejtrinidad Nov 20, 2008

    i have the same problem now.

    I have winXP.


  • Anonymous Jan 13, 2009

    To Bad.. I've just had the same problem

  • Anonymous Jan 18, 2009

    Mine just shut off and wont turn on, my mac (OS X 10.5) seems fine otherwise. it just shut off moments ago, had it for a year with no probs

  • johndeere621 May 04, 2009

    Hi there this isnt the case as when the external hard drive isnt connected to the computer id does the very same thing just cuts it off after a few seconds any other thoughts??

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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

Posted on Sep 11, 2008

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