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Switching itself off. Having problems re-starting.

We have had a Mybookworld for over a year with no problems.
Now it seems to switch itself off. The blue light goes off, but you can still hear the hard drive going round.

When you try to access it remotely you cant. So when you take a look is when you find the blue light is off. Then, when you try to switch it off on the main power button to re-set it, you cant switch it off.

The only way is to cut the power completelly from the wall socket, leave it for over an hour, then switch on again. Soon after the blue light goes off again.

Please help!

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  • andrew_rodwe Apr 24, 2009

    Thanks Mike,

    Sorry for sounding so dim (IT is not my main trade), is that the chassis of the hard drive itself, or is there another chassis within the plastic box?

    Many thanks




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Hardware failure of your chassis.

replace the chassis

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