Disk Insertion

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  1. NotFound macrumors 6502a

    NotFound

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    So now that I am back among the living with internet I have a problem to take care of. Just moved, inserted my WD USB external device and it was working fine for a little bit but now I received this message...

    Any ideas how to fix this?
     

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  2. aross99 macrumors 68000

    aross99

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    Can you use Disk Utility to verify/repair it?
     
  3. NotFound thread starter macrumors 6502a

    NotFound

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    Right now it is not recognized by Disk Utility or the entire system for that matter. Let me do a restart and see what happens.
     
  4. NotFound thread starter macrumors 6502a

    NotFound

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    No dice. The blue circle on the front of the WD drive is pulsing... is my drive dead?
     
  5. aross99 macrumors 68000

    aross99

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    Don't know about the blue light on the drive, but that certainly doesn't sound good. Is your drive USB powered, or does it have external power? I have seen similar issue with USB powered drives, when there isn't enough power.

    Can you hear/feel the drive spin up when you turn it on or connect it USB?
     
  6. NotFound thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, it is USB powered but it is was making the "clicking" noise trying to spin... and now nothing. I set up a RMA through Western Digital to get a replacement because it's still under warranty.
     
  7. aross99 macrumors 68000

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    The clicking noise is not good...

    One more thing to try would be try a different USB port (I have heard some have more power than others), also try the external power option or Firewire, since it had more power.
     

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