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Old 07-18-2009, 03:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I seem to be having quite a bit of a problem... My older brother who just got back from Iraq brought with him a WD Passport Essential Portable HDD Now he couldnt figure out what was wrong with it so he brought it to me, Now i cant pinpoint the problem exactly but i can speculate that "Something" is preventing the drive from spinning up correctly. When i plug it in the USB slot it spins up normally at first then quickly spins down, it has been doing this consistently. I just need to get the data off the drive but i need help. What is causing this problem?

Also When i connect it to a USB device windows wont recognize the drive until the drive stops spinning completely at which point i put an ear to the drive and notice faintly audible clicking noises like it wants to spin up but something is blocking it from doing so...
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could be a power issue. Have you tried connecting it directly to your computer?
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Yes i even tried switching cables and SATA ports and that didnt work either
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