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Western Digital my world book it won't come on.

It won't turn on. The last couple of days been having a hard time just getting it to come on. Then once I can get it to turn on after a few min it seems to lock up where it is one but the lights are just solid and nothing is transferring to or from the drive. I've done some searching but wondering if there is any fix to this. Also it seems to heat up pretty warm so I cooled it off with a fan and still no go won't turn on. The power supply light is on and I can few the drive turn on when I plug it in but the lights don't come on and no transferring.

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It seems to be "dying".
If it still is under warranty, Western Digital will replace it.
If the warranty has expired, Western Digital has a Customer Loyalty Program, i.e., you give the serial-number of the disk-drive, and you get a significant discount on buying a replacement from their web-site.

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Reset to Factory Settings
  • 1 Download the computer software for your Western Digital My Book World Edition if you don't have it installed on your computer. The software can be downloaded on the Western Digital website (see Resources.) Install the software to your computer.
  • 2 Go to the "Start" menu. Click "All Programs," the "Western Digital" folder and then "My Book World Edition Software" to launch the software.
  • 3 Switch to the "System" tab. Click either the "Restore Configuration" or "Full Restore" button on the tab, depending on your My Book World Edition drive.
  • 4 Click the "Browse" button, select the factory settings default restoration point, and then "General Restore" to return the unit to factory settings, or click "Full Restore" and then "Restore Factory Default," again depending on your specific My Book World Edition device. The unit powers off, all data is erased from the hard drive and the My Book is returned to factory settings.


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If this is western digital world edition

Download the computer software for your Western Digital My Book World Edition if you don't have it installed on your computer.

The software can be downloaded on the Western Digital website.


http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=118&lang=en


Install the software to your computer.


Go to the "Start" menu.

Click "All Programs," the "Western Digital" folder and then "My Book World Edition Software" to launch the software.


Switch to the "System" tab. Click either the "Restore Configuration" or "Full Restore" button on the tab, depending on your My Book World Edition drive.


Click the "Browse" button, select the factory settings default restoration point, and then "General Restore" to return the unit to factory settings, or click "Full Restore" and then "Restore Factory Default," again depending on your specific My Book World Edition device.


The unit powers off, all data is erased from the hard drive and the My Book is returned to factory settings.


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If you're connecting a known-good power supply to the MyBook, and it's not turning on... I suspect that the MyBook has died. You should replace it or have it serviced. If the data on it is very important, it might be worth taking the drive apart and removing the hard drive inside and trying to recover data. If the data isn't important, I would say the MyBook is dead. Sorry.

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