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I have a WD that i've had for a little more than a year, tonight it won't turn on, it shows an icon in my computer and lights blink very dimly except the bottom one which blinks brighter, i have a...


You can try a free program like Recuva to save your data: http://www.piriform.com/recuva

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Jul 26, 2011 | Western Digital 500GB My Book Pro-External...

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The Western Digital hard drive My Book Elite does not show up on the computer screen when plugged in to the Mac computer. It has the blinking light that shows that it is thinking, and everything else...


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i have the same issue, exact same unit MY BOOK ELITE WD 500G ..
FYI: if this doesnt work, it is a power module (inside the black box, MY BOOK ELITE) needs to be replaced.

UNPLUG both cables from MY BOOK ELITE WD - restart your computer

- with respect to the MY BOOK ELITE WD , make sure the power cord is plugged into AC outlet wall only, and the other end of the USB into computer only -- but disconnect both from the MY BOOK WD ELITE and leave unplugged for 20 minutes .

after 20 minutes have elapsed, plug the USB cable only for 1 minute , into MY BOOK ELITE WD. Then plug the power cord into the MY BOOK WD Elite. see if it works

if this doesn't work, let the drive sit for 24-48 hours.. then repeat above instructions -- this is how i got mine to work again. FYI: To avoid this issue, i just leave the unit plugged in , while computer is running

BUT -- be aware... i use UPS (Uninterruptable power supply) to avoid power failures throughout the house. So , i suggest , if you want to leave the computer running, use a power supply to run the computer if the AC power fails..

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Feb 04, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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My book essential has worked for several months now til now.... the white light is just blinking and my computer doesntg seem to recognize it anymore what should i do?


From the user manual (click here) on page 4, the slow blinking means that the drive is in standby mode.
The user manual does not explain how to get the drive out of standby mode, but you may want to try the procedure for powering off the drive that is on page 34 that say to press the power button on the back of the unit and wait for the LEDs to turn off.
If the unit does not power-off on its own within a few minutes of pressing the power button, the next thing to do is the following:
Shut down your computer with the drive still connected and powered-up. Once the computer is completely powered-down (no lights on or noise coming from the computer, unplug the power cord of the external USB hard drive and wait a minute. After you've waited a minute with the external USB hard drive unplugged from power, plug the power cord back in to the external USB hard drive Make sure the USB cable from the drive to the computer is properly connected. Power-up your computer using the power button on the computer and let the computer boot as usual. Once the computer has booted, check whether the external USB hard drive is now available.
Happy New Year and Thanks for using FixYa

Dec 31, 2010 | Western Digital My Book Essential 1TB...

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IHAVE REMOTE PX-RC1 ILOSE THE CODE BOOK & TV NAME PRIMA


Press SET BUTTON and at the same time, the appliance you want to set( TV, VCR,Aux...etc). The LED should stay on.. then press on the SET BUTTON again ... the led will blink fast... then press ( in front of TV, of else).. the POWER BUTTON to see what happens, if nothing happens, then press the +CHANNEL BUTTON once, and press power again. Repeat this until it turn off. Then press the appliance button (VCR,TV,AUX, etc...), this will stop the LED to blink and your appliance will be set.

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How to reset keyboard?


Press the ID button on the receiver. LED will blink fast for a few seconds, then slower. Press the ID button on the keyboard and mouse (need a pen or something for the mouse button). Always works for me no matter which order I do them in. If receiver LED blinks whenever you mover mouse or hit key, it is receiving signal. (remember mouse sleeps after a few minutes and you have to spin the scroll wheel). If OS does not recognize on new computer, may be connectors. I had separate keyboard and mouse PS2 ports and had to use an USB adapter for the keyboard cable.

Jan 05, 2010 | Sakar 62150 Keyboard

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The device became


Find another computer and plug it in. This will let you know if the problem is with the My Book or with your computer.

If it turns out to be your computer, try removing the software that the My Book installed, reboot your computer and go through the installation again.

You always have the option to call Western Digital for more help. I have called them on the My Book World and they were very helpful.

I hope this helps.

Jul 28, 2009 | Western Digital My Book Essential Edition...

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Macbook Wont Recognize


Try the drive in another computer.
If it doesn't work it is dead...

May 06, 2009 | Western Digital My Book Essential Edition...

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Keyboard


I've used the 62150 black combo on XP Pro, not the 62150N Deluxe silver combo, for years without a problem after setting them up. Had 2 PS2 ports so had to use an adapter for the keyboard connector. To sync, press the ID button on the receiver. LED will blink fast for a few seconds, then slower Press the ID button on the mouse and keyboard while receiver is still blinking (need a pen or something for the mouse button). If the receiver LED blinks whenever you move the mouse or hit the keyboard, it is receiving the signal. If the OS does not recognize input, it could be the connectors (I had separate PS2 for mouse and keyboard each).
Their website does not provide driver downloads or much user support - stop posting the link for everything SLSL2000.....

Jun 14, 2008 | Sakar 62150 Keyboard

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