I lost the WD icons from the desktop in a power outage. How do I recover it?

1 TB MY BOOK wd p/n 100000h1c8-00 (the only identifier I have) I have two of these I back up to. I bought them about two years ago.

OS 10.4.11 iBook G4 ppc


After the power outage my two My Books are lying dormant. Their icons are gone from my finder. The lights on the My Books are on but not moving. When I press the on/off button on the back nothing happens. I believe I should pull the power plug or pull the firewires and then re plug them in. However I’m not sure about this and don’t want to do any damage.

What’s the right procedure?


You can turn off the computer , disconnect the drive and then turn back on and reconnect.