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Old 10-26-2008, 09:52 AM   #1
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Default external hdd broke ... again

well WD replaced my old external hdd, and it worked fine for a few days, and the other morning it was making a really wierd loud noise, but it was still working fine. then the noise stopped and it also was working fine. i unplugged it (without safely remove hardware, but nothing was accessing the drive). now the pc wont reconise it, well, it knows somethings plugged in but wont show it. ive tried on different os's too. on the hdd it is making the normal sounds, except usually it makes a lot more noise when accessing the hdd (i think thats the problem), and usually the blue led light flashes to show hdd activity, but it barely does this. any ideas whats wrong? ive tried the freezer trick with no luck. dont rly want to replace yet another drive.
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Old 10-26-2008, 04:18 PM   #2
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Default Re: external hdd broke ... again

My dads old WD External drive broke, it was just corrupted..or something, anyways, WD gave him another replacement.
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Old 10-26-2008, 04:28 PM   #3
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Default Re: external hdd broke ... again

my WD external broke too, but i then took the HDD out of the case because i didnt have the warranty because i got it in China. Then i bought a new external enclosure and it works again.

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Default Re: external hdd broke ... again

the safely remove hardware icon comes up thats all. i click on it and it has usb mass storage > WD
so its obviously somewhat working. i ran the WD lifeguard software and it detects the drive, but shows as 0gb and wont run any checks. ive emailed them, but tbf i dont want to send it back yet again. its getting silly now.
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