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There should be a very small circular port on the back of the digital drive, use a paperclip to press the button inside this port. If that doesn't work try looking at the cord there might be some kind of short in the wire. Also try a different power outlet. If both of those two things don't work, your drive may have died. I would suggest that you take it to a data recovery specialist.
The monitor requires a adapter with a current output of 4 amps. but the Western Digital Book adapter can only supply 2 amps (half the current required by the monitor).
This means using the WD adapter on the monitor will stress this adapter beyond its capacity and continual use of this adapter on the monitor will cause it to fail and/or switch off if it has overload protection.
If you are having problems with the 2 amp adapter on the WD Book, then the power adapter could be faulty or it maybe OK when the adapter cools down.
I suggest you get a 12 volt 4 or more amps adapter for the monitor.
You may need an adapter for the WB book too if the adapter is faulty.
yay, I plugged it back into my computer at home and it worked... might have not been enough power or the USB connection wasn't strong enough. anyway, happy happy happy...but have learnt a big lesson...BACK IT UP ON DVD as well.
Take it our of the external encasing and plug it in directly to your motherboard. This has worked for me in the past. I just had my second wd external harddrive crash so now I will do the same process all over again.
Hello my drive just flashed lights quickly and I knew that what it was doing wasn't the normal. I just disassembled the drive and the Hard drive is in working condition when I tested it in my computer, sooo the chassis was screwed up, thus it needs a new external housing, and it's a really sad deal that something so simple isn't fixed by them bastards @ western digital, they told me to go to one of their two certified groups for "data recovery" which I saw one site say "starting @ 645$" so I said screw that!
So now I have to either live with this being internal or buy a new case, though I love the functionality of this case: esata, 2 firewire, and usb 2.0.... what I shame that I'll have to ditch it...
I discovered that the wrong power adapter was plugged into the Western Digital My Book which is why it was blinking two times a second and fried it. Plugged in a 24v instead of the 12vThe tech support person at Western Digital ignored the information of the blinking light. I fixed the hard drive issue by removing the cover (no easy task) and installing it as a slave drive on my computer. I am backing up that hard drive using another Western Digital My Book.
I would suggest to anyone who has the problem of frying their Western Digital hard drive to make it a secondary drive on your computer. My item was under warranty, but all they would have done is replace the product and not recovered the data. They gave me references on whom to send the problem hard drive to.
There are a couple of videos on youtube showing how to remove the cover. I wound up using credit cards and a DVD to pry it apart. I was fearful that a screwdriver could create noticeable tampering.
It sounds like it's failed, and needs to be replaced, WD will ship you a new one if you give them a credit card, then you can send that one back, don't forget to send it back though, or they'll charge you several times what you could buy a new one for at your local shop.