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No blue light or connection

Ive had a western digital external my book for 2 weeks and i plugged it in today and no power, no blue light and my computer is not picking it up. Please please help me!!!

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  • n_bruce1 Jan 02, 2009

    i tried cennectiong it directly to a wall jack and there is still no power :(

  • Anonymous Feb 18, 2009

    i was watching a film when it just cut out! since then it has been unresponsive!! ive tried everything!!!!!!!!!!!! please help!! i need this hardrive!!!

  • stuart221889 Feb 21, 2009

    I have the same problem with mine but i have a 1tb my book. It will not turn on because the pcb board which connects to the harddrive has shorted. Does any one know where to get replacement boards ?

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I had the same problem & got an error message. was told that if you use a "power strip" some times the mybook will not get enough "pure" power and that it needs it's own supply. have been using a different outlet and so far it seems to be working

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