WD Passport is recognized but closes and re-opens constantly Tags: Hard Drives Western Digital Computer Storage Last response: January 31, 2013 1:38 AM in Storage Share Roxy02 January 30, 2013 8:23:12 PM Hello, I bought a 1TB passport and I managed to copy my old computer files to it, but when I have it open on my new computer, which runs off of Windows 8, it loads then closes repeatedly. It almost seems like there is a loose connection, but it doesn't seem to happen on every computer, just my new laptop. Thoughts? More about : passport recognized closes opens constantly Dioddne1234 January 31, 2013 12:03:50 AM Weak power? Have you updated your driver? m 0 l fzabkar a c 291 G Storage January 31, 2013 1:38:09 AM If it's a power issue, try a USB Y-cable. This will pick up power from two USB ports. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources WD Passport stopped being recognized in Windows Forum WD Passport 070A Recognized but can't access Forum WD My Passport not recognized Forum WD My Passport not recognized Forum WD My Passport spinning, not being recognized. Forum WD my passport is Recognized but doesn't appear into My Computer.. It is Unknown and Not intialized.? Forum WD Passport external HD is recognized but cannot access data Forum WD Passport external HD is recognized but cannot access data Forum WD Passport isn't recognized with USB 3.0 card Forum USB device not recognized - WD My Passport Forum lap top with windows 8.1 doesn't recognize external hard drive (WD MY PASSPORT) Forum My DVD Player no longer recognizes my WD Passport External Hard Drive Forum My Computer doesnt recognize my WD Passport hard drive Forum My Computer doesnt recognize WD My Passport Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !