WD - My Book Won't shut off with computer, and now can't locate
So i've been using my My Book for a couple weeks now and it's been working perfectly. Normally it shuts down when the computer is turned off. Last night, it didn't shut down at all. Thought nothing of it, went to sleep. Turning on the computer today, I notice I can't locate the drive at all... it's still connected but can't access it or my Music files that I have stored on it. Do I need to install new Drivers? Any help would be great. Thanks in advance.
The only thing I've tried thus far, is pressing the on/off button, but that did not do anything.
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It sounds like the controller board or the electronics in your WD enclosure have gone bad or gotten fried somehow. The good news is that more than likely all your information is still there. I would try to crack open the outer plastic casing and physically remove the drive. Then purchase an adapter from Amazon (like this one)
The monitor requires a adapter with a current output of 4 amps. but the Western Digital Book adapter can only supply 2 amps (half the current required by the monitor).
This means using the WD adapter on the monitor will stress this adapter beyond its capacity and continual use of this adapter on the monitor will cause it to fail and/or switch off if it has overload protection.
If you are having problems with the 2 amp adapter on the WD Book, then the power adapter could be faulty or it maybe OK when the adapter cools down.
I suggest you get a 12 volt 4 or more amps adapter for the monitor.
You may need an adapter for the WB book too if the adapter is faulty.
Here is a tedious solution that works. Use MioNet and move all the files you want to keep to another drive or another computer, then delete everything from the MyBookWorld. Remove MioNet from all computers. Next access the drive's built in Shared Storage Manager with a web browser. Check the pdf manual on the install disk to find out how. Create a new shared folder and then move everything you want on the drive into the new folder WITHOUT using MioNet. Map the shared folder as a network drive for easy access. Never, ever, EVER use MioNet again and all should be good. The drive works, the MioNet software does not.
Yes.If the voltage range exceeds the limit,"astalavista baby."
If the voltage is was below recommended,try plugging in Power Only,turn on,leave for a minutes.This should adjust the voltage regulator back to normal.