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Will not power up

When depressing the power button, drive will not power up. If it is the power supply, where do I get another one and what is the part number.

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Re: Will not power up

Hello Afrueb, I have the same problem. I have tried a new power supply with no success! I understand from WD you CAN NEVER RECOVER THE DATA !!!! I dont beleive this and will try very hard to find a way around it . I too have data on the drive. If I find a solution I will be sure to share it here to help you (and others)

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