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Problem with changing WD external harddrive case

Q: Problem with changing WD external harddrive case

Hey guys Excuse my lack of proper harddrive Problem WD with external case changing terminology I am new to these things Recently my gb WD external hard drive had the USB port connection on the hard drives circuit board break off So Problem with changing WD external harddrive case I went and bought a new case from my local computer shop I had originally taken my HD to see if they could solder the usb port thing back on to the circuit board but they said they don t do repairs So he looked at my HD and told me which case would be best for it I come home and follow his instructions and remove the circuit board from which the usb port fell off from which also supplied the power and connected to the SATA power port on the HD and put it in to the new housing When I connect it to my laptop it does not show up under My Computer However in my icon tray it shows a USB device has connected and it gives me the option of removing it safely I can hear the HD starting up when it gets plugged in but nothing else happens When I removed the HD from its new case and put the old circuit board bit back on and manually held the usb with the usb port connection on to the circuit board from where it came off from I am able to get it recognized by the computer and the WD software for the password prompt starts up So I know my HD is functioning I just cant get it to function in its new case Any help would be much appreciated Thank you nbsp

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A: Problem with changing WD external harddrive case

Is the new case powered in the same way as the old case? If yes, I would return the case.

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I want to replace the old 40 gb harddrive in my desktop pc with a larger one. I am hoping there is a way I can format and partition a new PATA harddrive in my external harddrive case and set up the replacement hardrive with my original restore disk. Is this possible? I have windows xp pro operating system. My computer system is an HP DC5000. I know when I buy a new hardrive some formating is required to begin using it, but can all this be done via an external drive case? If so are there step by step instructions? Im a newbie but anxious to learn. Thanks for any help or advice. Oh I forgot to mention my computer only holds one hard drive.
 

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The output of the laptop adapter is : 16V compared to 12 V for the correct adapter.

Anyone know if this is a lost cause or a temporary thing? Im hopeful I can get this back up but im not sure.
 

A:External Harddrive Problem :(

You have probably at least smoked the internal P/S in the external drive. There's a good chance you took out the drive too, since that 12V goes directly to the drive.

I'd take the drive out of the case and connect it to a desktop and see if it's still alive.
 

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The thing is I dont want to reformat it yet as there is a lot of valluable data on it. I can enter the drive via My Computer but when I try to copy it out the green progress bar doesnt seem to progress. I am trying to copy out a 166GB folder and it says it is going to take about 1 hour. It has said that for a while now and has only transfered 1.28GB in a half hour or so.

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A:EXTERNAL Harddrive problem

I would say that your drive has a severe problem. It seems to be a hardware problem and I think it's dying. Save your files, as much as you can.

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The problem is, it says there is nothing on the drive, even though there is a movie and a music album.

I created 2 folders - video and music and the video i formatted AVI- also tried mp4.

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A:PS3 external harddrive problem

have you named the folders exactly as it is on the ps3, Video not video

Link just in case:
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A:External Harddrive problem

Open it up, take out the hard drive, set it as slave & put it in your computer. i doubt the harddrive is bad. HDDs are tougher than that .
 

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A:I have a problem with my external harddrive.

Have you formatted it?
You need to go to disk management start>run> type in diskmgmt.msc and hit enter.
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Now create a logical drive in the new partition and format with NTFS.
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A:usb external harddrive problem

Try this and see if it helps.

Create a file with NOTEPAD containing the following lines and save it as FIX.REG
-------------------------- cut here --------------------------------
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment]

"DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES"="1"
-------------------------- cut here --------------------------------

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A:External Harddrive problem.. help

The 1st thing you need to do is determine if the problem is in the hard drive, or in the adapter in the enclosure.

The only way to do this (I am aware of) is to remove the hard drive from the enclosure, and connect the drive internally to a desktop computer.

I find in my business with most externals that come in with problems, the problem is in the adapter in the enclosure rather than the drive itself.
 

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A:Boot problem with external harddrive

Some motherboards simply won't boot with a USB drive attached. With that being said, any fixes would come from Dell in the form of a BIOS update. Check the Dell site to see if one is available.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/boot-problem-with-external-harddrive.1015909/
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A:Solved: External harddrive Problem?

Right-click Computer > Manage > Disk Management.

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A:External Harddrive Permissions Problem

If you can right click on the files check the properties and see if they're all 0 sized. It maybe something in that folder caused the computer to crash and corrupted your files. If there's just movies in the folder not sure what to do to repair them.

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A:Sudden External Harddrive Problem

Things break.

Probably the first thing to try is connecting to a different computer. If that doesn't do it, I'd be thinking of taking the drive out and connecting it directly to a desktop IDE adapter for data recovery. You are much more limited with a USB connection attempting to recover data.

I think you forgot the Cardinal rule of data storage.

Remember: Data you don't have at least two copies of is data you don't care about.
 

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Welcome to the forum!

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Will the HD show in BIOS?


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Any 3.5" IDE compatible drive enclosure will do the trick. I use a ThermalTake enclosure myself (same as MadDog and CompUSAs no-name brand).

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This is My computer

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A:Changing case

The card reader is removable and is not part of any motherboard, the USB, firewire and audio ports if at the front as in a panel then they MAY be removable depending on case design, if they're at the back then no they are not removable. Even if the USB, firewire and audio ports panel is removable there's really no point in removing as the Soprano already have these ports at the top.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/changing-case.502422/
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Hm, and what's "your current hardware"? Sorry but my crystal ball is currently under maintenance

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A:Solved: Changing PC case

As longs as the form factor is the same (ATX, mATX etc) or larger than what you have and it is not a proprietary design like you see on some major brands, it should not be an issue.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-changing-pc-case.1042472/
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A:No output after changing case

I ran it outside of the case and it worked! Thanks!

Just finished putting it back in the case and its working. Not sure why though. Strange, its been giving me a head ache for the past two days and that worked and its installing windows right now.

Once again. Thanks!
 

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When you reinstall, you must also install some drivers. Windows 7 will install some drivers but not all. Your Laptop vendor's download for your specific model should get you whatever you need.

As I noted Win 7 will install some drivers but in general an install is (1) Install Windows (2) Install motherboard chipset drivers (3) Install Device drivers such as Video, PC Vendor sound drivers, Ethernet and/or Wi-Fi, etc.

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A:Having issues changing primary harddrive.

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http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/204339-having-issues-changing-primary-harddrive.html
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A:Onboard audio quit after changing case

You've covered quite a range of issues here but have you checked the system bios to make sure on-board sound is enabled and apart from that, have you checked the audio cables to the speakers?

BTW, :wave: Welcome To TechSpot! :wave: with your first post.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/onboard-audio-quit-after-changing-case.15367/
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A:Random hangs unrelated to temperature after changing case.

Sorry for double posting, but I seem to have solved it myself, it looks like it was just my own stupidity, so I will post my solution to help others who may stumble into this situation and end up here through google.
 
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Yeah, it's as easy as that to cause yourself a nightmare. My system seems to be stable now after wiping that away carefully with alcohol and a microfibre cloth.
 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/488190/random-hangs-unrelated-to-temperature-after-changing-case/
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A:External HardDrive

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A:External harddrive

Howdy

most External Hard drives will work with any PC...you just hook it through the USB port
 

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A:External Harddrive Help.

Hello super_js.

You could use Acronis to create a ghost of the HDD, including C:.

Backup software for data backup and disaster recovery in Windows and Linux - Acronis

Also have a look at the link below.

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A:External USB harddrive help

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A:External Harddrive

G'day Huffman,

I'm not sure if this will solve the problem, but with the BIOS setting......do you remember if you were told to look for an option called Legacy USB or something very similar to that?

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Regards,
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A:External Harddrive

First step, Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, System Restore. Create a restore point and name it something like "Before USB Fix". This is to bail you out if something goes wrong during the following process and makes things worse.

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REGEDIT4

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A:External Harddrive Help

If you deleted the partition through Disk Management, you deleted all the data on it.
 

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A:External Harddrive

I am using a USB 2.0 controller card with a USB 2.0 HD enclosure. Iuse the drive for storage-- text docs and photos. Have not had any problems.
 

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A:External Harddrive

thats what I do with movies
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A:External Harddrive.

Originally Posted by Mitchell


Hi,

I just want to know what FAT32 is?? Will it make it slower when transferring stuff??
Also is it easy to change it to fat32??

Thanks



You could Google Fat32 while waiting for an answer here.

As to formatting the drive, that is easy.
Attach it to the computer & open my computer & right click your new drive & choose Format.
Choose Fat32 from the dropdown menu.
Do not choose the Quick format.

Do a full format.
A full format takes a very long time to complete.
A picture :

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Quote: Originally Posted by sm0115


I've been told that giving the drive a drive letter might fix it, but I'm not sure as to how to do that. Disabling and re-enabling it did nothing.


Hi,

In Disk Management, if you right-click on the drive, what options appear?

Regards,
Golden

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A:Access External Harddrive

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