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WD My Book 500GB

Thanks for your suggestion. I pinged, and got 4 pings and 4 replies. But my knowledge of computers is such that I do not know what this tells me, or what I should do next! Any ideas, please?

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It took me a while to realize what issue you were talking about..lol. Anyways, when you get positive replies in DOS that indicates to me that there is nothing wrong with the domain name. I would say there is something wrong with your internet explorer or something else. Make sure you type www.wdc.com and not wdc.com in the Address bar of internet explorer.
Let me know the results. I would also like to know if my other suggestions helped you use the external hard drive. From what I understand, that was your main concern. The other issue with the wdc.com occured because you were trying to get assistance with getting it to work. Is this correct?

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I've never even heard of mionet till now , went to the site , I can see it's a webcam device with a hard drive ?

reguardless of all that , tripple check the hard drive of the mionet webcam device as if you would a regular hard drive , of course remember if your ibook see it , it could be because the drive is somehow compatable with ibook , it could mean the hard drive is formated in a manor compatable with ibook , aka a mac type partition created by the mionet program , either way diagnostic proceedures apply , this all sure smells like a cheep webcam scam to me , but thats a little unprofessional of me to say that , lets just start with the basics , is the drive partitioned by any special sofware , is it a MAC partition , is it a DOS partition , is it an Non Dos parition

honestly don't blame the hard drive if you don't know what altered it.

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First of all, this is how you spell damn. That said, with some warranty period left, why you take advantage of it? If by the time you read this post your warranty has expired there might be another option. Maybe the the USB to hard drive circuitry has failed & the HD is OK. Have you seen the HD enclosures you can buy that adapts internal HD for use in an external application? That's essentially what your MY Book is. You can purchase those enclosures for around $30. You would need to gain access to the HD in the My Book enclosure.

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