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Help! the green light flashes then nothing happens

Switched it on Green light flashes and goes off power seems to have died help. Will I need to replace the black bit? It has been working fine since last xmas. :( my 500GB element does not come on any more either any idea's is it the power?span.jajahWrapper { font-size:1em; color:#B11196; text-decoration:underline; } a.jajahLink { color:#000000; text-decoration:none; } span.jajahInLink:hover { background-color:#B11196; } span.jajahWrapper { font-size:1em; color:#B11196; text-decoration:underline; } a.jajahLink { color:#000000; text-decoration:none; } span.jajahInLink:hover { background-color:#B11196; }

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I opened the transformer up, and found a lot of corrosion on the board, creating a short circuit between tracks. This corrosion was caused by poor workmanship in the manufacture. This board never had the fluxes cleaned off after soldering. I will be contacting Western Digital and requesting a replacement transformer. I suggest everybody with this problem should do the same.

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