This is a Home External Network 2TB drive about 6 years old. Connected to a router - windows 7 OS desktop. Working perfectly yesterday. My symptoms now -Public\MyBookLive network path not found with a red X thru the drive. At the drive/router:
- I have a solid blue light on the front of the WD drive that doesn’t turn green. I get a periodic white light then goes back to solid blue. Here’s how it matches with the back of the drive lights:
- On the back of the WD drive I do get a flickering activity top green light.
- The bottom link light stays green for about 5 seconds, goes out completely for 2 seconds, then comes back on. The pattern repeats. During the “on” 5 seconds, the front drive light is blue. When the white light comes on, the link light goes out.
- When the link light is green for those 5 seconds, I get a solid green light at the router. When the link light goes off (and white on), the router light goes off.
I tried the usual things - replaced my data cord, plugged the WD drive into a different router port number, disconnected the power of the WD drive then back on, unplugged my router and cable modem power to reset both. Everything connected to a UPS. I also tried connecting WD straight to a wall outlet (no different result). I also tried to run the software CD installation disc, but it couldn’t find the WD drive. I downloaded the WD utilities software to try to diagnose the drive, but it also couldn’t find the drive.
Has anyone had these symptoms or make a suggestion? Any help is appreciated!