I learned a hard lesson…always read the forums before doing ANYTHING to your WD TV. Thanks to JudyP and WD Forum Ninja for their excellent advice.
These DETAILED instructions are on how to revert back to original manufacture’s firmware when using a DUAL-DRIVE USB Enclosure with two physical drives reading as separate physical drives on their WD TV (Generation 1). This is NOT for BIG-configured drives in a dual enclosure.
Here are the steps in sequence:
Cut and paste the link JudyP stated ( http://support.wdc.com/download/wdtv/WDTV_FW_1_02_ 07.zip) into a new url of your favorite browser and download the link
Go to where the file was saved and open (unrar) the RAR file
(You will receive two files: “wdtv.ver” which directs the WD TV to read the “wdtv.bin” file, and “wdtv.bin” which has the ORIGINAL firmware information that came with the WD TV)
Right click on the “wdtv.ver” and open this file using “Notepad”
Notepad will open this file as a document and you will see, "VERSION=‘1.02.07’ LOCATION=‘wdtv.bin’
(1.02.07 is the ORIGINAL firmware version that came with the WD TV when you purchased it)
5) Change the VERSION=‘1.02.07’ to read VERSION=‘1.03.02’
(The reason for this is that when you updated the firmware on the WD Live, it updated to 1.03.01. You cannot go backwards in number sequence, only forward. Therefore 1.03.02 is the next number in the sequence.)
- Be sure to save the Notepad file by overwriting the file (don’t change the file name).
(When you update the WD TV with this new version 1.03.02, the “wdtv.ver” file will direct the WD TV to read the “wdtv.bin” file with the ORIGINAL firmware information and overwrite the update with the original firmware that came with WD TV.)
Place the two files"wdtv.bin" and “wdtv.ver” (new version 1.03.02) into the root directory of the USB drive
Attach the USB drive to the WD TV and do a firmware update using the “Settings” menu
(The WD TV will update - DON"T do anything else until the WD TV has updated and rebooted. You should come back to the original start screen)
- Attach your USB Dual-Drive Enclosure and turn the enclosure on
10) You should see USB 1 or USB 2 depending upon which USB plug you used on the WD TV
(When you click on the USB 1 or USB 2 icon, both physical drives should show on your screen)
I apologize to all the Geekheads who found this very boring and too wordy. My purpose was to try to explain the instructions to those who have a novice understanding of computer technology.
Thanks again to JudyP and WD Forum Ninja for their work!!