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I have a Western digital WD4000 external HD. When I turn it on, the blue light around the power button just blinks and the drive doesn't start up. What should I do to get the data off the drive?

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Here is something you can try go to seagate.com use this link thier hard drive utilites downloads are free and do seagate and western digital hdds i use this utility in my repair facility.
http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name=SeaTools&vgnextoid=720bd20cacdec010VgnVCM100000dd04090aRCRD

copy and paiste this link into your browser if it failes to load
seatools for windows will be the first down load on this page. you can make a bootable cd that will allow you to check virtually any drive including usb drives for both seagate an westerndigital drives

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