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My unit will not power up and I want to know if the power supply can be replaced. I have weeks worth of sensitive data downloaded onto this hard drive and I need to recover it.

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Sure..is it under warranty...the power supply would be best replaced by a trained person

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My Western Digital My Book Essential Edition 500 GB hard drive was working fine, until the power cord was removed accidentally. Now I can't get any computer to recognize the drive when I plug it in the USB...


Is the power light on, if not replace the power supply.
I f you have light then your hard drive is shot or the circuit inside the box is fried.
If it is out of warranty and you have another Western Digital Sata drive handy you can swap it with the one inside to see if the drive is bad.
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Is the product still under warranty? You can try http://support.wdc.com/warranty/index_end.asp?lang=en which is the Western Digital Warranty Support pages.

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