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Western Digital External Help

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  1. newspaper56

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    i'll be sure to do that soon
     
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    What if it does have a built in USB connector?
     
  3. Hughv

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    It doesn't.
     
  4. newspaper56

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    Just an another question, Could it be caused by the lack of power leading to the WD external?? I know its not supposed to have a USB Y connection, but should i try it first??
     
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    You've asked a lot of questions and posted little information.

    Is the computer you are connecting the drive a desktop or laptop? What is the model of the WD External? If you are connecting to a laptop try a USB "Y" connector. I've seen a quite a few drives that wouldn't run off a single USB connector on a laptop.

    If the external is a WD "My Passport" drive it likely has a proprietary interface drive. At present there are no adapters available (that I am aware of) that can be used with that drive interface.
     
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    I run a Desktop PC, but it is really old. Model is My passport Essential SE 640GB.
     
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    ok... i tried the Y USB connector, but it still doesn't work.
     
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    i've opened it now and it is a built in USB... What do i do now?
     
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    Connect it to your PC.
     
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    dosen't work...
     
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    The inbuilt USB thing is broken, i think..

    Is it possible to replace it?
     
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    Post some pictures of the front of the drive removed from the enclosure so we can see if it has a standard SATA or IDE interface or if it has the Western Digital proprietary interface.
     
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    ok...

    although i am pretty sure it's inbuilt, pics soon
     
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    I think that's it...
     

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    That is a Western Digital proprietary interface drive. To the best of my knowledge there is not an adapter or an enclosure that you could put the drive in to try to recover the data, and I know of know way to connect it direct to a desktop machine to recover the data.

    The only way that I am aware that the data can be recovered would be through a data recovery service which will very likely be somewhat expensive.
     
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