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Dead Ext. HD - Western Digital FireWire/USB 120G

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Help! I have a Western Digital FireWire/USB 2.0 Combo hard drive - 120 GB (http://reviews.cnet....1.html?tag=coco) that won't seem to power up. I bought a replacement power supply but that didn't fix the problem. I get power to the unit but it doesn't seem to spin. The front display shows 1 red LED and 1 green. Should show both. I think the drive itself is a Western Digital Caviar WD1200JB 120GB.

I really need to somehow power it up and retrieve everything I have on there and I would prefer to figure out how to do it myself without taking it to someone to do for me. (no, I don't have any kiddie stuff on there, just some personal stuff - scanned docs etc.) Can anyone give me some ideas?


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no, I don't have any kiddie stuff on there

I find it a little odd that you needed to point that out :tazz:

Well with out looking up the drive its self it might be a regular ATA connection If that the case. You could crack the case open pull out the drive open up your computer, find a free spot and plug it in. But donít even start pulling out screws unless you have some idea what you are doing. But if the drive is the issue and you donít have any experience recovering drives I would suggest a tech look at it.

But if you do feel brave and get it plugged in google.com is your friend.

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Edited by ryanmills, 18 June 2005 - 08:49 PM.

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