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Report gordonfan24› Micky - Mar 5, 2010 10:22PM You saved me a headache. plugging it into the rear usb port did it for me, too! With WD they do have a website and it's free when you call them. Always use safe remove before disconnecting.

Thank you very much. That's the problem. is there a chance I could retrieve all my files? Jan 12, 2010 10:27AM THAT IS IT!!!

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For assistance doing so, please see Answer ID 15058: Safely removing the USB device from the computer USB Port Power If the alternate computer can see and access the drive, the If I am right or this works for you, please feel free to send me an E-mail so that I may know. I also check it on disk management and it is still not visible. Read more.

Download it and run tests on your disk. Helpful +9 Report JEET Jun 4, 2010 11:47PM MY PS3 DOES NOT SHOW WD USB DRIVE AFTER CONNECTING IT TO IT Helpful +8 Report BMZ Feb 2, 2010 05:01PM Hey guys If this doesn't work. Wd External Hard Drive Not Recognized Mac Because of this, I am getting a new external hard drive that will speak to my two Windows 7 computers, but will keeps this has a back-up driver for my three

For assistance doing so, please see Answer ID 278: How to access Device Manager in Windows Expand Universal Serial Bus controllers Right-click every device under the Universal Serial Bus Controllers Click Map (or remap) the drive: Windows: For assistance mapping the drive, please see Answer ID 2676: How to map a My Cloud or NAS device on a Windows PC macOS: For The name of the USB device may not be correct, but the quantity of attached devices should be accurate If the device shows up in System Information, even if the device Cancel Add your answer Raj will be eternally grateful.

Once this has been done, plug it back in and start it up again, and hopefully the device will be working. Wd External Hard Drive Not Recognized Windows 10 It's important to correctly dismount the drive and also not move it while it is running (more so when the heads are active). Watch Queue Queue __count__/__total__ Psst...! Hard drives can be damaged by excessive physical force or from Electrostatic Discharge (ESD).

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used cable from Blackberry phone and worked just fine.

Yes No Voted Undo Score 0 Cancel Comments: My WD External 1 TB Hard Drive is not working at all and does not show up in My Computer. Wd Hard Drive Light On But Not Recognized If data recovery is needed, please see Western Digital's Data Recovery page. Wd Hard Drive Not Working Light Flashing Helpful +35 Report Max Aug 9, 2010 06:24PM Hey guys.

It seems windows 7 doesn't understand its own permission system for ext drives. check my blog if your hard drive as g: Enter this command: attrib -h -r -s /s /d g:\*.* Then check if your real files will be shown trinaeaaross June 7, 2012 at 8:10 I also tried connecting it to different computers and cable and it is still not recognized... What is M and did you disconnect the drive without dismounting? Wd Hard Drive Not Showing Up

Steven Groves November 17, 2012 at 6:40 pm I have a 500gb and it crashes the computer when it tries to open Nikhil Chandak November 8, 2012 at 2:58 pm check iFixit: Repair Manual Official App Free – Google Play Install Select a Language: 中文 日本語 Deutsch English Español Français Italiano Nederlands Português Русский язык Türkçe Machine translation Help Translate iFixit Close The quick fix for this is to turn off and unplug the MyBook, and then give it a few sharp taps around the power button to dislodge it. thanks!

For more information on how to avoid ESD damage please see Answer ID 1486: How to properly handle Western Digital internal hard drives Internal drives do not come preformatted and may Wd External Hard Drive Not Showing Up Mac If it works, then there's an issue with either the hardware or drivers on the primary PC. plz help 06/30/2013 by Raj Raj you'll need to help me here a little.

How can I fix the drive and/or recover data from it?

I'd recommend DriveSavers if you don't have somewhere local. For more information on how to disconnect a WD external hard drive from your computer correctly, please see: Answer ID 5316: How to connect or disconnect a WD external hard drive D- Oct 15, 2012 01:34AM thanks guys, much appreciated the knowledge that you share Helpful +6 Report gary Apr 14, 2010 01:47AM Like I sad my hard drive output usb broke Wd Elements Not Detected Mac it works!!!!

This provides the drive with additional power For (My Book) connect the power adapter directly in to a wall socket if available Reinstall USB Controllers Remove and reinstall all USB controllers At that point you unplugged the USB cable and then reconnected (failing to dismount the drive). Cancel Justin Patrick Rep: 1 Posted: 01/17/2014 Options Permalink History I am having the exact same problem except I am using mac Was this answer helpful? have a peek at these guys If not, is it buzzing or beeping as if trying to spin up?

Report frink- Jun 30, 2010 07:59PM oli - thank you. For assistance doing so, please see Answer ID 278: How to access Device Manager in Windows Expand USB Serial Bus Controllers Right-click on USB Root Hub Choose Properties Select the Power Report Jason- Nov 18, 2012 10:39PM Thanks for thyis tip. Sign in to make your opinion count.

Western Digital's "MyBook" drives are very convenient and popular storage options, but if the drive stops working then you might have success by giving it a quick love tap. For assistance using WD Drive Utilities, please see Answer ID 10408: How to set up and use WD Security & WD Drive Utilities Perform a Disk Defragmentation: Click on Start (Windows Now, with Windows 7s new driver and file format system (which is still able to sommunicate with all other pre-Windows 7 product I own that can with its own driver), WD's Did the power supply get disconnected while it was writing a file (or the AC power go out)?

I can see it in device manager but not showing in my computer. BusinessUser 2010-02-14 14:02:40 UTC #14 Hi, I am having the same problem as so many others my friend. change the cord to the "good" cord, and it works on vista, xp, and 7 Report Crazcanuk- May 3, 2010 08:05PM That worked!!! But its not showing up on my desktop.

The first USB port could be malfunctioning. 6)  If your drive still isn't being recognized, turn your PC off, disconnect the data cable, restart the computer, and once the operating system No thanks Try it free Find out whyClose Corrupted External Drive fix/solution (WD My Passport) Ramirobig ESK SubscribeSubscribedUnsubscribe182182 Loading... Did you drop the enclosure? I have a vantec external hard drive, and that one is working fine, however, when I turn that off and turn on my WD 1TB external HD, there is nothing showing

BEST TRICK - Duration: 7:46. My drive does work intermittently.  Sometimes when I first plug it in I can read my files, but then it disconnects.  Usually it will go through a cycle of connecting then Good luck. Being a member gives you additional options.

If the drive can be seen on a USB 2.0 but not a USB 3.0 port, the motherboard drivers should be updated. You can research the various kinds on the internet.   7)  If the drive doesn't show up in Disk Management, then the last option you have is to connect the drive