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WD My Book® Essential Edition 750gb power supply

Hello. I have lost the power supply unit for my drive and was wondering if anyone could tell me the specs for it, the wattage and amperage. Thanks. Warren

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U can check it out the exact details from the manufacturer

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you may have a bad drive,but first dose the drive power up not just light up can you hear the drive.
what you have in the box is just a nornal HD in an external box. you can if "absolutely nessesary " remove the HD and put it into your PC as a second drive.
but first you need to know if it is running and if the WD My Book power supple is working.
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If you exercise the warranty, you'll have to send the current device back to W.D.
But, W.D. will take _no_ responsibility for 'rescuing' the files currently on the disk.
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Based on the model number it is a 750gb version. The model number indicates WD for Western Digital and the 7500 for 750gb. So it is not a 500gb as it would rather state WD5000. Hope this helps.

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failing that, rebooting the computer often works

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