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Turn off the MacBook, disconnect the disk, disconnect adapter and remove battery and turn it back on.
Do the same on the WD My Book. The My Book has a switch at the back. Ensure that switch is off, and connect it to the Mac using a different USB port. After connecting the disk, turn the disk on. The Mac will need some times to detect and 'wake up' the My book.
If the disk is not getting recognized, then it is probably faulty in consequence of the power surge. In that case test the disk using a different Mac or PC (depending on partition-Fat32 is supported by both). If it is faulty, call WD to verify warranty status or replace the enclosure to attempt recovering data.
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Posted on May 15, 2010
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