Western Digital My Book

A line of external hard drives by Western Digital, styled after hardbound books. Available in various editions from Essential, to Premium to World Edition.

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How to open the case on a WD My Book Essential?

There no apparent screws or fasteners, so I believe it is 'plastic snap' lock.

This drive has intermittent power problems and I believe 'something' is loose inside, or I will put the drive in another case (hopefully, at worst).

Regarding the power problem, sometimes when it fails, a light tap on the case makes it power back on.

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not an answer but having the same problem and thinking to get the bare drive out of the case... brand new except for a bunch of my files that have gone missing on this P.O.S. - sticking with seagate from now on

by Dave Baehr

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Here's a guide you can follow to open the case.

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Here's a very good video on opening it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_2oMyoTB...

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