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Says drive needs formatting; but I have all my pictures, music, etc. on this and it says it will erase everything. The light is still on and the computer detects it. Just can't read or see anything on it right now.

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Unplug it from the machine. try it another working machine.
copy all of the files, when you get access to mybook.
then you can do what ever you need to do.

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