Wd passport external hard drive not working
Problem: When you plug the hard drive in it is not recognized by Windows (XP/Vista/7) on multiple computers and with different usb cords (6", 10", 4ft). It powers up and you can hear the hard drive spin without any clicking. after about a minute you can hear a loud click noise, i think the drive powers down because it's not transferring any data, and then spins back up. The data light continuously blinks then and the hard drive just keeps spinnin g. (5% of the time windows may recognize the drive but when you try to access it via explorer or windows mgmt explorer just hangs until you unplug the drive.
Questions: Is this a major hardware problem? like likely boned? I'm thinking the issue lies with the mainboard but i've never experienced a mainboard problem so unsure what signs to look for. Below are the specs to this drive... Cash reward to the person who helps me fix this or fixes it themself. If you have this specific hard drive and can part with the mainboard for few days i'd pay for that too.
WD 500 GB Passport Essentials (USB 2.0)
HARD DRIVE: WD5000BMVV-11GNWS0
Drive Parameters: LBA 976773168 500GB
Seriala ATA Hard Drive
DATE: 17 APR 2010
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