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My wd my book when plugged to computer will not give me any useful data,such as a memeo to look up the condition.I plugged and played mybook but no response was given to me . Thanks for your time , hoping to hear from you

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Is it External USB?
Try replacing the USB cable - these external USB HDD are known to come with cheap, made in ??? cables that turn out to be ****. Loose or iffy connections between the Power or Data and Clock pins/connections while WRITING may/will result in data loss, HDD corruption or just plain toast.

Spend 10-15.00 and get a good one with heavier-type cable that will work.

Good luck!

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

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Try using the western digital knowledge base info to help you resolve the problem...click here.
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Product key


Hi Guys,
Not all WD have inside the box a software product key for booldy Memeo Auto Backup thing. You need to buy the software and until wou get tha cash you can use free trial version.
They are quite pathetic how the trick the clients with unfriendly software provided by a "third party".
So we need to dig for more cash for the "master of puppets"
Next time I will buy only products with hard and soft inclucluded in the box. I on a learning "curve".
Here I attached the answer from teh WD site:
Cheers, Calin
WD Anywhere Backup
WD Anywhere Backup comes on our drives as a 30 day trial version software only. In order to use it, permanently, you will need the product key. The following Western Digital products come packaged with the product key:
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  • Trial Version Only - My Book Essential
Your product key can be found in the installation manual, on a sticker, in the technical support section. If you have one of the drives that comes with a product key, and your installation manual does not have the product key sticker, please contact us using the Ask WD A Question page for a replacement product key.
Memeo AutoSync
We do not provide a product key for Memeo AutoSync. Memeo AutoSync is a 30 day trial version, and you will need to purchase it from Memeo in order to obtain a product key.

I hope that helps!

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