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My Book light is off

I just purchased a My Book 750, I plugged it in, the light was on for a while but I wasn't able to see the drive in "my computer", now the light is off, nothing seems to work. Any tips?

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PLEASE CHECK YOUR POWER CORD IF CONNECTED PROPERLY ,NEXT TRY TO REMOVE THE POER PORT FROM YOUR HDD AND REPLACE IT BACK IT SHOULD WORK ONCE UU U HERE THE SOUND OF YOUR HARD DISK SPINNING TRY TO COONECT THE USB CABLE TO THE HDD AND THEN TO THE SYSTEM IT SHOULD WORK..
PLEASE LET ME KNOW
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GOOD LUCK

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