MyBook not working? Smack it! - CNETI have had this drive for about 5 months now, from the very beginning it had errors such as it not letting me update the firmware and such because of errors. I have had issues with my computer not recognizing the drive before but usually a simple restart suffices, this time though I have tried every troubleshoot option I have found on the web that I am able to do, but so far nothing has worked. I even reformatted my computer to try to get this thing to work since it has literally all my data on it…. The drive is not dead it is spinning and vibrating. I have tried all the USB ports on my computer 2.
WD My Book Essential 2TB not recognized
Western Digital's "MyBook" drives are very convenient and popular storage options, but if the drive stops working then you might have success by giving it a quick love tap. In reality we do not recommend you "smack" your hard drive or other system components, but sometimes a little love tap or two can fix odd problems. Recently we received an e-mail from a MacFixIt reader who wrote in with a fix he found for his Western Digital MyBook external hard drive that had stopped working. The drive would appear to start mounting or otherwise be recognized by the system, but then seem to hang and not be recognized. This problem started happening after the system had been using the drive successfully for a while, and had performed numerous Time Machine backups to it.
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My WD My Book Essential 2TB works OK but is not recognized after I shut down. Most of the time I am able to get it going again by removing the.
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A friend of mine has given me his My Book to test for him. Suddenly his computer has stopped recognizing it. I, too have the same problem…all of a sudden, one day I plugged in my My Book…and nothing! I tried 2 different laptops, changing out cables, and absolutely no recognition at all…what gives…? Can anyone chime in with a suggestion…? When troubleshooting any detection issue, the problem lies with the drive, the data cable, power, or the computer. Does the drive function on any other computer?