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Did I just fry my WD External?

I could really use some help. I was setting up my Western Digital My Book 500 gig external hard drive and my Dell laptop at the same time. My problem comes from the fact that I accidentally plugged my computer's AC adapter into my WD My Book. It took a second or two before I caught my mistake and I yanked the AC adapter out. Now, when I plug in my external hard drive, the blue light just flashes without the hard drive turning on. Have I completely ruined my external hard drive, or is there some way I can fix it?

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Hi,

I've done something similiar and I know the feeling, but the good news is that you may not of done the damage you think. Here's what I suggest. Go to this link. Where they will explain the differences of the meanings of the flashing lights. There are so many variables, that it would be to difficult to figure out unless I was actually working on the disk itself. But the page is very easy to understand, and hopefully you'll find what I did, was all I need to do was to power down and up again.


Good Luck!

Mark

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

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