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 Not able to read a internal HDD WD 500 GB if I am using it as a external Forum Wd 500gb external hard drive wrong power supply Forum WD Scorpio blue 500gb HDD not working Forum Biostar H55A+ will not detect WD 500gb Caviar Blue Forum Seagate FreeAgent 500gb external -inaccessible-missing partition Forum External HDD to Internal HDD ? Forum Internal HDD with Enclosure or "Pre-built" External ? Forum Running Spinrite 6 on a 500gb external drive Forum Where can i buy PCB for 500GB WD External HDD ? Forum WD External Drive to Internal Forum SSD plus 1 HDD vs. 2 HDDs in RAID 0 or use external drives for video editing on Forum Internal or external HDD Forum Can't dual boot with 500GB HDD + mSATA Cache 32 GB - Win 8 Forum External HDD says signature collision and I can't change it Forum WD 500gb mybook hdd as a internal ? Forum 1 HDD vs. 2 HDD RAID-0 Forum Video files on my external hard drive missing Forum HDD not recognized anymore? Forum DVD Driver doesn't read DVDs. Forum Toshiba external hard disk makes beeping sound when powered Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !