PC hardware forum: Western Digital MyBook 160gb External USB Hard Drive

by: Concrete1943 June 15, 2006 6:32 PM PDT

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Western Digital MyBook 160gb External USB Hard Drive

by Concrete1943 - 6/15/06 6:32 PM

I recently purchased the MyBook 160gb hard drive about a month and a half ago. A week ago, it stopped turning on. The button doesn't work, and I've tried all different kinds of USB/power combos, but still no luck. The weird thing is the way the hard drive died: it stopped working, but I left it unplugged for a bit and plugged it back in and it started. It then died about ten minutes after that, so I'm assuming it is a power connection problem or a loose connection of some kind somewhere.

I've contacted WD and they've given up and just told me to get a new one (replaced by them of course). I really don't want to do this as the data that is saved on the hard drive would be a real pain to find again.

My idea is to void the warranty, break open the case, and plug the hard drive into a PC internally. But before I go breaking into my now defunct hard drive, I wanted to find out if this is even possible. Any advice?

Thanks in advance,

Jim

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