My Book World Edition II (blue rings) worked fine but needed to wipe the data from both drives. I removed both drives and completed a full data removal tool to remove all data. I put the drives back in to the enclosure and now the unit wont startup.
I have tried the reset in the manual and also the reset by holding the button on the front, but the unit wont turn on.
I have also tried turning on with one drive in, A & B singularly but still no difference.
I have removed both drives and formatted them using ntfs in windows7, both drives are seen and work.
Put the drives back in the enclosure and it wont startup. The unit is out of warranty, so any ideas to get the unit backup and running would be great. Otherwise i think the enclosure is a bin job. The Power Block has got a light on so presume its ok.
The network card is lit orange and flashing yellow slowly every second or so. I have checked the router and it hasnt got an IP address. I have also run angry IP and that hasnt seen it either.
I think the drive’s were formatted using a lynux system originally, is that what i need to do, rather than format in windows?
I have downloaded the GPL file from WD, what do i do with this, will it help?
Is there any information (boot data) on the drives that was needed to boot up the device, or is it all on the internal chips in the enclosure?
Thanks for looking.