I have a external hard drive that came from a blue light enclosure here http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=106&lang=en
I use to have it running in the home network but now it wont show and the blue lights stopped completely, tried doing the reset button procedure no luck, noticed it gets real hot since i always have it on 24/7, so i had no choice but to get a new external enclosure with a fan from newegg.
With the new enclosure.
Its been seen in:
Not been seen in:
I actually saw this new WDFirmwareUpdater came out http://community.wdc.com/t5/News-Announcements/New-Release-Firmware-Version-1-02-12-for-the-My-Book-World-I-amp/td-p/278460 idk if it works for mine or not.
tried it and then it asks me to scan for it before updating but it will not work.
This hard drive started off being accessed from windows xp and vista. I had access for the past 2 years for windows 7 till it stopped working couple months ago.
For some reason now in device manager right now its showing as a disk drive instead of its real name. my primary hard drive is a Hitachi ATA drive 1TB so im uninstalling it right now, now its uninstalled and i keep hearing windows reconnect and disconnect sounds after rescanning in device manger
Do i need to replace the pcb board?
Should i send it to a hard drive recovery center?
Should i install windows xp to a empty hard drive and see if i could access the files then?
Please help its been driving me nuts and the warranty expired december 2010…