I would like to say hello to all as this is my first post on this forum.
In June '07, I purchased a WD, “My Book Essential Edition” 500 Gig HD to use as a backup device. And as such, this drive has for most parts been left disconnected from the computer just sitting on my desk, and only connected when needed.
That said, today was one of those days. I connected the drive to find that the “on light” was not on. Occasionally it would flicker momentarily and then go out. All the usual suspects were checked and re checked.
Finally the only thing left to do was to take the drive and power source down to the garage and use my instruments and test the power supply and or the plugs.
Well to cut a long story short the power supply and plugs were O.K., but what I did notice was that as I pushed in and pulled the 12 volt power plug into the drive, I would get momentarily light flickers.
The problem is obviously in the WD external drive “power socked” or wiring connected internally to that socket.
Now to my question, how to remove the external casing and gain access to the workings of the drive (other than hitting it with a hammer) as the casing appears to be sealed by either being glued or heat fused? :mansad: