Not able to read a internal HDD WD 500 GB if I am using it as a external Tags: Hard Drives Laptops Western Digital Storage Last response: June 27, 2012 5:02 PM in Storage Share srinimail1 June 20, 2012 2:56:50 AM Hello, I had a laptop - the screen of the LAptop got damaged. It had a internal 500gb WD SATA HDD. Since there was lot of Data on it I bought a external casing for this and tried using same - however it is not detecting. I am using Windows XP - Prof More about : read internal hdd 500 external vertical777 June 20, 2012 3:05:47 AM If the laptop was dropped or experienced shock, then the drive's mechanical parts may have been damaged. srinimail1 June 27, 2012 5:02:42 PM no it was not dropped but its screen was malfunctioning Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumNot able to read a internal HDD WD 500 GB if I am using it as a external ForumWd 500gb external hard drive wrong power supply ForumWD Scorpio blue 500gb HDD not working ForumBiostar H55A+ will not detect WD 500gb Caviar Blue ForumSeagate FreeAgent 500gb external -inaccessible-missing partition ForumExternal HDD to Internal HDD ? ForumInternal HDD with Enclosure or "Pre-built" External ? ForumRunning Spinrite 6 on a 500gb external drive ForumWhere can i buy PCB for 500GB WD External HDD ? ForumWD External Drive to Internal ForumSSD plus 1 HDD vs. 2 HDDs in RAID 0 or use external drives for video editing on ForumInternal or external HDD ForumCan't dual boot with 500GB HDD + mSATA Cache 32 GB - Win 8 ForumExternal HDD says signature collision and I can't change it ForumWD 500gb mybook hdd as a internal ? Forum1 HDD vs. 2 HDD RAID-0 ForumVideo files on my external hard drive missing ForumHDD not recognized anymore? ForumDVD Driver doesn't read DVDs. ForumToshiba external hard disk makes beeping sound when powered More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !