OK, did a few searches on this and before I go on, THIS WAS PROBABLY all my fault!!
-The mybook was fine but while traveling I misplaced the power supply, and while attempting to rig up a temporary I POSSIBLY RP’ed it (reverse polarity). Took the HD out of the mybook enclosure & tried a docking station.
Same problem as when I located the proper power supply: the power up light flashes off and on - obviously it’s detecting a short or some such.
Just want to know if there’s a fix for this, even temporary - it’s a back up drive, but there were a few files I’d like to recover.
Tried freezing it even just for laughs…Probably not worth submitting for data recovery, but it’s important for me to know: Is the failure mode for a RP to toast the drive? Seems like the motor would have a diode or some such, and I’m exposing my ignorance here!
Thanks to anyone for info - otherwise quite happy with these as backup drives…