Question about Western Digital My Book Essential Edition (WDG1U5000N) 500 GB Hard Drive
MyBook will not power on. I have tried different adapters (same voltage and polarity) and nothing works. No light, nothing. I've had it for only a short while, but long enough that I can't return it to the store for a replacement.
You might have a bad Drive or Enclosure. If it is the Enclosure, just remove the drive from the old enclosure, and put it in a new one. There are different types of enclosures, ones for SATA or IDE connectors. Make sure you get the correct one.
If you know how to install a hard drive in a computer, I would just remove the drive from the enclosure, and install it into a computer to test before buying a new enclosure.
Or you can get a USB adapter:
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