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3tb WD external not working

So I've had no problem with this external harddrive for 1 year now but all of a sudden it isn't recognized. The light is shown on and I have both the usb and the power outlet plugged in. However, I do not hear any noise coming from the harddrive.
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  1. Does it show up in device manager?
  2. No I do not believe so, I just checked and can't find it. The light is on but there is no soudn on the harddrive.
  3. No I do not believe so, I just checked and can't find it. The light is on but there is no soudn on the harddrive.
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    It sounds like the interface board in the external housing has died (not unusual). When mine did that, I just removed the drive from the housing and installed it as an additional drive internally.

    Mark
  5. i actually have a pic of the interface board boad that loks like it has a couple of burnt spots on it. well i tried to bluetooth to my pc to upload pic but for whatever reason its not working, so i am going to buy a new ex hdd and just switch the two. i have over 2+ tb of info on it which stupidly havent backed up. so after i get the new drive and hopefully it comes back to life i will backup immediately. the old my book ex hdd had fans in them. no idea why they went away from it. but i will replace the case or swap it with another one of my books and let you know how it works out.
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