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Tried it in Partition Magic to format, but it won't. The Microsoft fix you pointed worked like a charm, thank you thank you! Report fireflies- Apr 20, 2010 11:10PM The link title exactly describes my problem - ie WD HDD cant be found. Learn what is Y cable here http://www.google.com/... Source

All this was done with only USB2.0 ports. Loading... I removed then USB interface. Try this - Duration: 8:36. http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2477256/book-essential-2tb-recognized.html

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Thank you. I don't have any data on the drives I can not afford to loose. Rating is available when the video has been rented. Attach one end of the power cable directly to the drive and the other end into a wall outlet.

Also, you will want to have the data cable attached directly to the computer, and not into a hub or other unit. Loading... Answer ID 5460: Updating firmware on a My Book or My Passport Note: WD recommends installing the WD Drive Utilities to assist the drive in its safe removal from the computer. Wd My Book Not Recognized Mac On Mac computers, dismount the drive by dragging the drive icon into the trashcan on the dock.

Some USB ports are OK with this, while others are not. Wd My Book Not Turning On Sign in to add this video to a playlist. It appears that the connections on the internal board to the drive oxidize a bit and all you have to do is to open up and clean all the connections. Loading...

You would need to go to disk management and then see if it is reporting as a mass storage device in the machine. Wd My Book 1140 Not Initialized I had the hard drive completely unplugged and when I plugged everything in like I always do the device did not show up on my computer. Report kaustubh- Apr 4, 2010 11:46PM Hey, I got the solution. open the case 2.

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  2. Report buckmajor- Apr 3, 2010 11:07PM Sweet!
  3. No blue (power) light!
  4. That being said and done, I have the same problem with my WD external HD.
  5. Answer ID 5460: Updating firmware on a My Book or My Passport Try the following steps to see if the drive comes up: Power off the computer all the way.

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If it is then it is likely that the drives problem is a MBR (master boot record/partition record) problem that can easily be fixed with something like a remote recovery.

Loading... Wd My Book Essential Not Working Smack it! 0 Share: Computers by Topher Kessler March 14, 2011 4:09 PM PDT Up Next Does the internet have a fake-news problem? Wd My Book Essential Not Showing Up However, I am not currently in the position to spend thousands of dollars by taking it to a data recovery specialist.

This way nothing can interfere with the connections to the drive. this contact form If the lights move a little, that is normal. Many hubs leave the data ports active indefinitely. It is not a feat easily accomplished. Wd My Book Essential Blinking Light

At first, no drive letter was assigned, but all you have to do is right click the drive and assign a letter, works great!!! Have a fix? Thanks heaps. http://nadrp.com/wd-my/wd-my-book-essential-1tb-not-working.html If you do not see any text at all then the drive probably is encrypted.

I would recommend placing the drive against a firm surface like a table and then tapping it firmly with one or two fingers, as if you were striking a piano key Wd My Book Not Recognized Windows 10 New, worked for a couple weeks and quit. I moved ALL my music, photos and personal files onto this hard drive.

Recently we received an e-mail from a MacFixIt reader who wrote in with a fix he found for his Western Digital MyBook external hard drive that had stopped working.

Still shows up named as "Local Disk", when the partition should have the distinct name I gave it. Report frink- Jun 30, 2010 07:59PM oli - thank you. I went to Best Buy where the genius there initialized my hard drive. Wd My Book Essential Not Recognized Mac I know how to do it on MAC but with windows I have not tried.

Gabe November 8, 2011 8:26 pm Reply # Hi - I bought a 1TB my book about 2 years ago and filled it up to around half way and it kept I don't know what's happening on my HDD. JJ February 20, 2012 1:20 pm # Just ran a "Check for updates", only one important for Visual Studio 2010 - SP1. Check This Out Please and thank you.

HELP secureadmin February 9, 2016 1:19 pm Reply # John, It's smart not to open the drive, as you are correct it will void the warranty. Most likely protection diode. now plug the drive in your windows 7 PC and be amazed that the data is all there.... Smack it!

TipsNNTricks 359,341 views 19:34 Clicking hard drive dis-assembly. As always please leave a comment if you have a question or contact me directly at 727-345-9665 ext 236. someone April 9, 2011 3:29 am Reply # I bought a 1tb Western Digital external hard drive almost a year ago (July I think). Unless, you only need one file.

but the answer after hours of trying,, it was the cord. Jacqui Best February 20, 2012 3:59 pm # JJ, Did you use windows XP to make the partition or a 3rd party piece of software? It used to install USB Mass Storage Device and something like My Book with some numbers. Tell us more in a follow-up survey.Take surveyVery dissatisfiedVery satisfied Language: English Content location: United States Restricted Mode: Off History Help Loading...

Katlynn February 7, 2012 1:09 am Reply # Oh I forgot to mention that I was told by a tech guy at Best Buy that removing it from the case would I'd plugin the power cord in and the power light would briefly flash but not stay on. Compare the two cord and you can notice the physical difference between cord thickness and the ends. Sign in to make your opinion count.

Neither work. If it is a power issue try changing the power adapter if you have another one available. When steps were taken to do exactly that,…now the External Drive “acts ups”!…The most I've done in terms of “recovery attempts” has been plugging the cord into various outlets only to