If we get in the way-back machine and transport back a few years ago we'll find a thread where I lamented about a WD My Book external (I used it as a USB hook up) I had that had went on the blink. It contained hundreds of MP3s and countless pics of family and friends. I started getting all nostalgic and missing the contents I had on it a couple of weeks ago and I finally threw it in the seat of the car took it to a local "computer hospital." Got a call this morning with sad, unfortunate news - guy says the control board or logic board is not good and I've since read this appears to be a common prob. The unit will light up but just blinks. I've read a few posts on the board here where there were fixes for a misbehaving control board so i need to know for sure if there is a, at least, temporary fix so that I can transfer files off the dang thing before I bury it in the backyard. I appreciate any advise.