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I have an wd 500gb external hard drive.it will not power up. i think it is the transformer does anybody know where i can get one or fix it?

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    So is it possible to replace the controller board so you can at least get your data back?

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With voltmeter, check voltage from the transformer if you think it is a power issue. If it is faulty, Radio Shack may have something with the right size connector and voltage. Ebay is another option. However be forewarned that MyBook by WD are known to blow up the drive controller board. My 500GB "World Edition" did so after 1.5 yrs. Drive spins but no access. Took controller board out and found burned chip pins.

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Had the same problem but it was the power supply. If your transformer usually has a light on and it doesn't come on or only very briefly you may need a new Power supply. Possibly previous suggestion will help. Mine was replaced under warranty but next time I won't be so lucky

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