Closed WD Passport external HD is recognized but cannot access data Tags: Hard Drives Western Digital Storage Last response: February 27, 2013 11:10 AM in Storage Share fluffyjam February 27, 2013 9:09:40 AM Hello I have a WD My passport hard drive 2TB. Recently when you plug it in to the PC, the data is there but after 10 seconds the drive goes "click" and I cant access the drive. This sometimes crashes windows explorer. A friend of mine says that because this drive does not have a dedicated power supply, that all the circutry is connected to the drive and so its buggered. Q. Would the only way to get the data be to buy an identical drive and somehow use the circuitry from the new drive with the old hard drive. Thanks so much for any advise, Martin More about : passport external recognized access data Emerald a c 102 G Storage February 27, 2013 11:10:22 AM have you tried the WD forum, once in a while there techs look in and provide assistance http://community.wdc.com/ Score 0 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources WD Passport external HD is recognized but cannot access data Forum WD Passport external HD is recognized but cannot access data Forum SolvedCannot access external HD contents - WD My Passport 1.5TB Forum WD My Passport - cannot access data Forum Cannot Access my WD Passport External Hard Drive Forum SolvedWD 1TB My Passport external HD Data Recovery Question Forum I cannot access one of the 2 partitions of my external My Passport hd Forum SolvedWD 1Tb my passport can copy data out but cannot copy data in Forum WD Passport 070A Recognized but can't access Forum problem with WD My Passport (250 GB) - can't access the data Forum SolvedWD My passport SE 1TB cannot access in Windows Explorer Forum SolvedWD My Passport External HD stuck at Formatting Forum SolvedWD Passport External HD reads on Mac but not Windows Forum Can't access the data on my WD Passport Elements SE Forum I have a WD Passport 1TB External Hard Drive. I cannot SEE over 500 GB worth of files. Forum wd passport light is on but is not recognised and cannot access files Forum Windows XP cannot find drivers to access my WD My Passport Forum SolvedWD my passport HD data recovery Forum Cant access DATA on my WD Passport Forum SolvedWD My Passport External HD Failure Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !