The drive is no longer under warranty, so that's out. August 2011, 12:07 Hi Paulie "Don't appear" but they might be. Useful Searches Recent Posts Menu Forums Forums Quick Links Search Forums Recent Posts Menu Log in Sign up AnandTech Forums: Technology, Hardware, Software, and Deals Home Forums > Hardware and Technology It is important to mention that this behavior does involve the computer detecting the drive but DOES NOT involve the “clicking noise of death”. a fantastic read
I'm thinking it's a bad board. Please wait for the power LED to turn solid blue. I'm forever indebted to him and made this video to hopefully help others experiencing the same problem (I saw tons of them in forums) and who didn't make 20 different backups. Best thing is to back up your data regularly.
This software is included in my article: Best Data Recovery Software. The only feature that will not be available with the diagnostics is the SMART data. What would we do without the egg? #20 jhansman, Jul 15, 2009 jhansman Platinum Member Joined: Feb 5, 2004 Messages: 2,533 Likes Received: 7 Just checkin' back in. If the drive does not appear, please follow the instructions below: Shut down the computer the drive is connected to Verify the SATA cable is in working condition and replace if
Drive is not recognized by Data Lifeguard Diagnostics for Windows: If the drive is not recognized by Data Lifeguard Diagnostics, follow the instructions below to troubleshooting this issue: Make sure that Sign in Share More Report Need to report the video? For older NAS products please refer to your user manual for LED behavior. External Hard Disk Loose Connection Double-click the drive to be tested in the top pane to view the test options.
I had to have the USB port soldered back on, and then had to use data recovery software to get my data back off that drive. How To Fix A Loose Usb Port On External Hard Drive KarlMarklund 244,807 views 8:27 Western Digital My Book Essential broken usb - Duration: 1:04. Sign in Share More Report Need to report the video? https://community.wd.com/t/fixed-a-western-digital-external-2t-hard-drive-with-broken-usb/4320 Thus, we are not responsible for the content or accuracy of any third-party resource or for any loss or damage of any sort resulting from the use of, or for any
The drive is a Western Digital. Usb To Sata Adapter Cable The average test time takes about 1 hour per Terabyte. you don't intend to even ASK customer support for repair? Google it, this same problem has happened to countless others.
ERASE - Erase will low-level format the drive with options of Full Erase and Quick Erase.
Sign in 28 2 Don't like this video? External Hard Drive Usb Port Broken Seagate Screw the board back in place and try it. (If your hard drive happens to have pin connectors rather than flat ones, disregard this tip and buy a new board.) Clicking External Hard Drive Port Loose Mods'n'Movies 10,657 views 2:30 laptop usb port replacement - Duration: 11:21.
Loading... read this article 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 Levels and Types (from Drew) WP powered Site | Copyright: Geekyprojects | Thanks to Fredrik for the original Design. Loading... Wd 1tb External Hard Drive Usb Port Broken
I may yet resort to that. Published on Jun 2, 2013I had a WD 1.0 TB hard drive with SmartWare (data encryption), and the USB broke off. Hard drive gets detected but still does not work If Windows detects the hard drive but it can’t be accessed, won’t give you the option to format it, or its properties. You find this Yes, probably many of them would, but the connector on the drive is not replaceable, at least not without soldering.
These boards run around $50 each. Broken Sata Connector On Hard Drive For external Desktop drives, try plugging the power directly into a wall outlet (instead of a Universal Power Supply or power-strip). Data was more important. -found the broken USB inside and took it and the PCB to a repairman who has micro soldering tools and is skillful in this type of repair.
Please see Answer ID 8: How can I replace a product under warranty? Show more Language: English Content location: United States Restricted Mode: Off History Help Loading... Personally, I believe that WD (and other mfgs) should do repairs on these connectors for a small fee and return your disk with the data intact. External Hard Disk Pin Broken August 2011, 4:03 Dear sir, I'm using my external hard drive Buffalo 500GB anti-shock to store all my movie and photo.
Tried a new Dynex enclosure - no help. uk7769 6,807 views 21:09 Broken USB cable on 1tb portable Western Digital Hard Drive. There are also a free alternatives which work as well or even better than "Recover My Files". http://sortpictures.net/hard-drive/hard-drive-external.html Sign in to add this to Watch Later Add to Loading playlists...
WilluDesign 158,182 views 10:55 Make money with Hard Drives - Duration: 8:51. Home Forums Search Forums Recent Posts Your name or email address: Password: Forgot your password? September 2011, 17:40 Hi Judah: It might be a necessity. WDC Support Downloads Knowledge Base Product Registration Warranty Services Contact Ask a Question Contact Support Feedback Other Sites MyCloud.com Online Learning Center CONNECT WD Blog © 2017 Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
Yesterday all of the sudden (or maybe not), my hard drive gets detected by Windows and can be accessed but I don' t see any of my data inside and I Using a plastic clamp, clamp the broken/disconnected USB port to the board, so that the 5 lines on the disconnected USB port line up with those on the board.Step 3.