Western Digital External Drive Tags: Hard Drives Western Digital Power Adapter External Drive Storage Last response: January 11, 2013 6:25 PM in Storage Share Reggaeman77 January 11, 2013 4:28:23 PM Hello, I have a WD external drive that does not popwer up even though the power adapter light is lit up. I can hear a sound when I unplug/plug the power cord through my pc. Any suggestions? More about : western digital external drive Xttony a b G Storage January 11, 2013 4:55:41 PM Check that the data cable(USB Cable) is alright. Try a different USB port. Touch the hard drive, do you feel the disk running when you switch on the power of the drive? m 0 l Reggaeman77 January 11, 2013 5:19:32 PM the light on the adapter is lit up but the light on the dive itself will not light up, no sounds from the drive. Its almost as if the power adapter is shot, is that possible? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Xttony a b G Storage January 11, 2013 5:30:56 PM Maybe. Open the drive case and put the drive into your computer and see if that works. m 0 l fzabkar a c 336 G Storage January 11, 2013 5:40:54 PM How do UVCView and HD Sentinel identify the drive? UVCVIew talks to the USB-SATA bridge IC inside the enclosure whereas HD Sentinel attempts to communicate with the HDD behind the bridge. http://www.users.on.net/~fzabkar/USB_IDs/UVCView.x86.ex... http://www.hdsentinel.com/ What is the model number and capacity of your drive? Is it an Essentials or Elements? m 0 l Reggaeman77 January 11, 2013 6:25:45 PM I'm not sure what happened but I unplugged everything and plugged it back in and it powered up. Thank you for trying to help me! m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !