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I also have a 1TB external drive in the MyBook series and, after a few months, it will power up for a few seconds (I can hear it whirring) and then shuts down ... is there an existing article that someone can point me to or does anyone have any suggestions? I desperately need the data off that thing. Thanks!

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  • ndvballer Sep 04, 2009

    So you are suggesting it is the chassis somehow?

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I had one the power brick trashed... i busted open my case took out my drive and went on newegg.com and ordered a empty case for the drive for about 25 bucks ... problem solved

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Is it still under warranty?

Possibilities:
* try connecting to a different USB port on your computer
* try connecting to a USB port on a different computer
* try a different USB cable between the computer and the MyBook
* disassemble the casing, and remove the disk-drive, and connect it as a "slave" drive in some desktop computer, to see if the files on the disk-drive are intact

If all else fails, search online for "professional data recovery service" -- a company that will repair the MyBook just long enough to copy all your files onto a new disk-drive. Of course, this is _expensive_.

Note that Western Digital has a Customer Loyalty Program -- knowing the serial-number on your disk-drive, you can buy a new MyBook from their web-site, at a good discount.

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