Problems with My book studio LX

I just purchased a My Book Studio LX 2TB external hard drive.  when I plug it in  I get no power or power light. I’m using the power adapter out of the box.  I have a Powerbook G4 mac with Leopard 10.5.8.  I don’t understand why i don’t get power and I also attached the firewire 800 to my computer and no recognition or power.  Any ideas???

Well first off do the obvious - try plugging it into another outlet. Make sure it’s not plugged into a powerstrip and that the connection is secure. If it still doesn’t power up, box it up and take it back to the store and get another one- this one is likely broken. Remeber that hard drives (no matter who makes them) are fragile things - its very easy to break them.