I have this WD My Book Essential 3TB USB 3.0 (P/N: WDBACW0030HBK-00 4511D) that won’t power up any longer.
This what happened before it stopped working: I accidentally plugged the power supply from another external HDD. The only difference between the two power adaptors is that WD (Ktec) shows Input 0.6A, whereas the other HDD adaptor is 0.8A. Did I fry the the WD by using the higher Amperage?
When plugged and connected to the laptop, no sounds or light come out of the unit. However, every 15-20th time I stick the usb cable (the flattened end the goes into the HDD), a brief flash of light shows on the inside, as if it power for a nanosec, but no sound (fan).
Can someone help?
Thank you very much,