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I just bought my book essential 1 terabyte external hard drive.i plugged it in the usb port.initially it displayed detected new hardware then the dialog box proceeded .after some time nothing appeared.usb was not detecting the wb drive.i tried downloading smartware.after pressing "i accept user agreement" it went to next step and showing please plug in ur harddrive(while hard drive was already plugged in).pls help

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Disconnect the MyBook.
Connect it *ONLY* when you are prompted to connect it.

> just bought

Take it back to where you bought it -- it could be "defective" -- and get a replacement, under warranty.

Posted on Nov 11, 2010

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http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.asp?driveid=728


ITs Western digitals official page. I could not find a manual online. I did a brief search. Maybe if you try searching it on google. With a varied word combination till you find what your looking for.

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