I have had this My Book Premium Edition connected to my iMac for the past 3 years using time machine to back up my data with no problems. Suddenly 2 days ago, it started endlessly circling. I rebooted/reconnected everything with no elimination of the problem. I contacted support @ WesternDigital who told me to download/install a WD button manager and retry. no success- it still circles endlessly . the only way to stop it is to turn OFF the external drive.
I have disconnected time machine and yet it still circles or is powered on trying to do something. It just is running endlessly.
I tried plugging directly into a wall outlet, not the surge strip and also used the 400firewire connection instead of the previously used USB port with no resolution.
What should I try?any suggestions?
It has been fine and all of a sudden, it is not.