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Mybook will not power up

I plugged in my mybook 500 GB external drive and the blue light did not come on like usual.  Power outlet is working.  All cables connected.  No blue light.  Help.

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Same problem here....
changed cable
changed USB port
changed computer
changed power adapter

No blue light, no power on, no noise (not even a click)

Can one open the enclosure to mount the Sata HD with a USB adapter on Mac?

Posted on Oct 17, 2009

I think this is a quality issue- I have just had my drive replaced (after I had to pay to post it to Singapore...) and the new drive had died - powers up for 5 secs and then nothing.

Sounds like a warratny issue.

Posted on Oct 17, 2008

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Hmmm...disconnect it from the computer and see if it is still unhappy at that point.

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

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