Question about Western Digital My Book (WDG1U2500) (G1U2500N) 250 GB Hard Drive
Is there a trick to opening the case of a 320gig my book? thanks
I got a Western digital 250 Gb my book external HD. the problem is the light in unit flashes rapedly with out allowing data to be read in host computer??
See my response to someone else at the following link: http://www.fixya.com/support/t587080-external_hard_drive_not_recognized . Not sure if the WD My Book you are trying to open is the same as a 500G. Mine has a black case, resembles a book and measures approx 7" high x 5 1/2" deep x 2 1/4" thick. I was able to open my WD My Book 500G drive but not w/o tearing up the rubber around the edge. Once I got it open, I discovered that there are tabs at the top and bottom of the case. The tabs are recessed w/i small rectangular holes and hard to see unless you look at it w/ a bright light. The tabs are located about 1 inch from the front edge of the drive on the top and bottom. It appears that you have to depress both tabs w/ flat tip screw drivers (or some other similar device) while pulling on the sides of the casing - you almost need three hands (maybe even more) while trying to get it open. The rubber around the edges fits tightly so it is extremely difficult to pull it apart w/ the rubber still in place. There must be some other trick to opening the case but I'm not sure what it might be. Not sure what you can do once you open it unless you have another drive that you can swap parts w/.
Good luck. Let me know if you figure out how to open the case w/o tearing up the rubber.
Posted on May 12, 2008
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