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Mount with Firewire 400 fails: WD MyBook Pro EII WDG2TP10000 1TB

After changing one defective drive (Drive B.), and reformatting under Raid 1. (mirror) everything works with a USB 2 connection, but I would like to connect the MyBook unit to my Firewire hub.
Now I cannot even get the unit to mount when directly Firewire-liked to my PC.
The drivers are supposed to be installed as soon as I insert the WD Software CD-Rom, but it seems that the Firewire link is not recognised.

Strange that the USB-link works.
Would be very pleased if you can suggest a solution.

Many thanks = John

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Hello. You may have erased some firmware drivers, or even have a bad connection on the unit. The easiest solution (if still under warranty) is to get the unit replaced. if not then you may have to make a visual inspection of the PCB at the iee1394 port (firewire/i-link) connection and make sure nothing is loose. if that fails, you may have to look up the particular company and request the firmware.

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