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WD My Book is acting very strange when plugged in.

Hey everyone, just got a quick and not too hopeful question. I went to plug in my drive tonight, so that I could back up some files from my computer and make some room; only, when I got it all set up, the green ring around the power button was flickering, and it's not making any kinds of sounds or signs of activity. So far, I've checked the plug, tried different outlets, and different USB ports. Am I looking at a doomed piece of equipment?

Thank you for your help!
-Trei

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  • Ikkon Dec 29, 2007

    Same thing with me. The green light on the power adaptor flashes too, when it's plugged into the hard drive. It would be nice to know it's fixable, I don't want to lose all the stuff I've got on it :(

  • Trei Knight Jan 01, 2008

    Hmm. Time to put my best friend's ITT training to good use, it seems. Thanks! ^_^

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Guys there is an internal hard drive inside this unit. Simply take apart the enclosure and use this drive. There seems to be a power design flaw. Your information should still be there!!!

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