I have never had a single issue with my HDD until one day I came home from work and the light on the front of the device is just blinking in a regular timing. It's not listed under my computer and when I disconnected it and unplugged it for a few hours it was still not detected after I hooked it up again. I checked Computer Management and it's not even listed as a drive, I've tried turning it off manually while it was still plugged in and connected, by holding down the center button and it just stays on and remains flashing. Whether it's connected to my computer or not the light on the front blinks, and plugging it in to the PC doesn't even cause it to skip a blink or anything, as far as I can tell it doesn't react to anything except unhooking the power. I'm pretty much at my wits end with this thing and would like to hurl it out the window because I refuse to pay the fee for data retrieval on a product that was built as a POS.
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Re: No detection, Blinking Light
Seems like these things are dying like crazy! I personally would never by WD drive as a backup after seeing so many problems with them.
Does your drive make any unusual sounds like any of these: http://datacent.com/hard_drive_sounds.php ? If yes then you got a problem - it's something mechanical with the heads. If it sounds normal or doesn't spin up at all - try to connect it to another computer and if still no go - remove the internal drive from enclosure and connect directly to PC via SATA port.
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I had the same problem. Did their online tech support and Patty told me to hold down the "rewind" button on the DVR for 20 secs. You should now be able to right click your mouse to access the on screen menu. You will now want to go under system, and a/v setup and change the device to VGA instead of Vout. Now you can reboot and not have to go thru holding down the buttons anymore. Worked for me.
i believe that it is a motherboard issue (video card, processor or RAM) but not the HDD. you can get into bios without hard disk or even if its not detected. so the major problem will be the four hardwares.
I have one of these units, if the light is blinking and no picture as you have stated then you will need to replace the bulb in the unit. it is contained in the front of the unit behind the front panel on the right, you would remove the front panel after unplugging the unit, remove the single screw and pull out the box. replace it and then reverse the proces. the bulbs can be obtained for about $130.00 to $200.00 depending on where you get it from. Shop around.