I have a 3TB WD My Book Live (wdbacg0030hch) purchased 2011-10 which I access from various Win7 PCs via my LAN. Unit has been finicky but functional until now. I have always used direct file transfer as oposed to the SmartWare utility.
Now the unit seems to have trouble booting itself. When power is applied I get a solid blue light with a short flicker of yellow every 8 seconds or so. The drive appears to be turning based on sound & vibration. The reset button has no apparent effect - I assume it has not booted up far enough for it to matter. LAN connector eventually blinks green with a solid orange underneath.
Any suggestions for how to get this unit going again?
Failing that, any ideas for getting my files off of the drive?
Note: I have read the “[GUIDE] How to unbrick a totally dead MBL” thread. Is this my best option at this point?
Many thanks in advance and best wishes to everyone for 2013…