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I have the My Book 250GB ehd and I plugged it into my new computer and the light is blinking on front...what does that mean?

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It shows that the hard drive is absorbing and using the transfered data

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I have the Western Digital My Book Essential Edition 250GB External Hard Drive. I have moved and lost the power cord. I purchased the DYNEX 500ma Universal AC Adapter as a replacement. When I plug the...


I don't have a photo of the AC adapter, but if you look on it the Voltage and Amperage specifications are;

Input: 100-240VAC / 50~60Hz
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This means the Input power can be from 100 volts to 240 Volts AC, and at 50 to 60 Hertz

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Asian Power Devices Inc. has a model DA-24B12 that fits these specs.
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Go buy a book on the car. The codes will be in the book. You can sometimes get the code by turning the key on and off and then watch the engine light blink. The blinks are numbers. 1 Blink means number one, 2 blinks mean number 2 then so on. There is a plug underneath your dash by the drivers seat. A parts store usually does this for free. In the US you can go to Autozone for this. When you do the key on and off trick you sometimes have to jump the plug in 2 spots. Without having the book on your car, I can not tell you exactly how it is done. You can try the key on and off trick.

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that means system wont support the drive or you are having problem with the detection or driver.

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