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Wrong Power Adapter

I Brought my WD book to my friends to transfer stuff to her computer and apparently i grabed the wrong power adapter and i was using her Laptop Charger on the WD. It worked for about a week and then randomly would not be reconized by windows anymore ( even though all the power and leds work and i can still shut it off by holding down the button and then turn it on again). The Laptop Charger Is putting out 19V with 3.42A did i just completly trash my WD Mybook?

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Yes.If the voltage range exceeds the limit,"astalavista baby."
If the voltage is was below recommended,try plugging in Power Only,turn on,leave for a minutes.This should adjust the voltage regulator back to normal.

Posted on Feb 04, 2008

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