I’m assuming it’s dead, but maybe someone can offer a suggestion.
I have a My Book Studio (2 years old), that I formatted both for Mac and PC (approx 1/2 and 1/2). Don’t think I ever really used it with PC - mostly Mac for storing kids’ videos. Worked fine for a while, then intermittently had trouble “waking up” - power was on but Mac didn’t “see” it. Unplugging power, unplugging firewire cable, then replugging, seemed to wake it up. It was a bearable problem. Went a long time (months) without using it at all. Now, I can’t get it to wake up at all. Tried downloading WD Drive Manager - I THINK it installed, but I’m not a Mac user and I don’t find OSx as communicative as Windows (ok, you can laugh now). It still won’t wake. Tried using the USB instead of firewire. Tried plugging it into my Windows 7 computer (USB) - doesn’t show up in Disk Management.
The thing powers up. The lights in front are on, but no one’s home. I’m not hearing it spin up.
Is it dead? What else can I try? What other info would help diagnose it?