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I accidently used a different plug for my Book

I just recently used a Different plug for my ebook, I went to go get my computer, when i came back my Ebook was smoking. Now my book wont power up. I dont know what happen

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Maybe it is a goner,maybe the volt,amp, where too much for the device

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I kicked my HD by accident, now my laptop does not recognize the Western Digital 1TB My Book external HD. I tried to plug it in from different USB ports, tried with my desktop, and my parents' desktop but...

Hello there,

There might be a disconnected wire inside your My Book, preventing it to be detected by your computer. Or maybe a broken part that needs to be resoldered. But dont worry, you harddrive is still secure.

What you need to do is to take off the hard disk inside and place it in another USB hard disk enclosure. How to do that, here is a video that could guide you.

Or if you dont have an enclosure you can place that inside another computer for it to detect it as data drive.

If you have further questions, please let me know.

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Right click on my computer.then left click (LC) on manage. go to disk management. if you dont see your drive try removing it and plugging it back in. if it does see it RC and LC on initiallize drive. you should hear a da dum from windows when you plug in a new piece of hardware. or whenit initializesthe drive. if not you have an internal problem with the drive. the drive may be fine but some of the electronic components can fail. you can try using a different external harddrive enclosure @ 15- 30 $. Does the drive light up. fi you get it up runnig you may want to consider bacing up the data you ext. drive may be close to failing.

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John, Ejected or unmounted may be the difference.  Have you added the drive?  If you only power it up occasionally for back-ups you would leave it off, but for everyday use once it is added you can just leave it on and after you power down then turn it off.  randy320sgi

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WD My Book is acting very strange when plugged in.

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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