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Registered: ‎08-23-2010

Cable Test: Read Diagnostic sector error

Dear All


I have WD 2500BEAS (250GB) external drive. Today it was fallen down and it stopped working.  When I connect to PC it make some low noise (as something is rotating) and then after 4-5 beeps it stops and PC shows some new Hardware but nothing can be read from the PC and it does not even show the drive. 


I tried " Western Digital Data Lifeguard Diagnostic" with "extended Test" but it shows "Cable Test:: Read diagnostics sector error"


I have some very important data in the drive. So please suggest what to do.. I would really appreciate your help or any suggestions..


Looking forward to hear from you 




Community Manager
Posts: 8,142
Registered: ‎11-24-2009

Re: Cable Test: Read Diagnostic sector error

If you dropped the drive, you are probably looking at data recovery. 

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