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No power Green light is not on to indicate power. I had transfered at least 400 GB yesterday and I can not turn on the unit. Is this broken?

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  • frylira Dec 03, 2007

    No power...had it working

  • Mbree Dec 03, 2007

    I had mine running for a 'test' backup with 100+GB of data. I came down in the morning and it was not powered on. Tried a reboot and another PC, and power. I happen to have a power supply on an other external drive that was the same output (12V 2A positive polarity) and the drive magically came back. The power supplies are suspect on these at best. WD is sending me a new one. I will see if the new one can last and hope I just got a lemon of a power supply. Let's hope they don't have supplier issue with the cheap feeling power supplies.

  • philsharque Dec 07, 2007

    I got the some problem!!



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Well try laving the power of the drive for about a day so the device can reset. Before using it again turn off the computer and plug the hard drive into the computer and then turn everything on at the same time. If nothing that please post for more help.

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