[SOLVED] HDD won't spin up when installed internally

Aug 13, 2022
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I've used an 8TB WD external hard drive for years without issue. I recently removed it from its shell so that I could install it internally. When installed internally, the drive won't even spin up, when I put it in a USB dock, it works fine. I have 2 other HDD's that I tested internally and both of them spin up and are recognized in Windows.

I've formatted the drive and the WD Dashboard tells me the drive is healthy. I have no idea why it won't work. I've searched the forums and found people with similar issues but now where their drive won't even spin up.
 
I've used an 8TB WD external hard drive for years without issue. I recently removed it from its shell so that I could install it internally. When installed internally, the drive won't even spin up, when I put it in a USB dock, it works fine.
Probably 3.3V pin problem.
Read here, how to solve it.

 
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I've used an 8TB WD external hard drive for years without issue. I recently removed it from its shell so that I could install it internally. When installed internally, the drive won't even spin up, when I put it in a USB dock, it works fine.
Probably 3.3V pin problem.
Read here, how to solve it.

 
Reactions: Vic 40 and Cee4our
Aug 13, 2022
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Probably 3.3V pin problem.
Read here, how to solve it.

This seems like the issue. Thanks so much.
 

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