My 500GO MBWE (blue rings) refuses to let me in regardless of how I attempt to connect to it (web pages, smb, etc…). The dhcp server on my LAN router doesn't seem to have any entry for it, and the ethernet interface LEDs don't light up at all after the boot process. I've tried the reset procedure to no avail. Does it mean I need to trash it? I have some stuff on it that I wanted to keep so I'd really like to recover what I can if possible. According to one of the howtos on this wiki (http://mybookworld.wikidot.com/rescue-procedure) I am supposed to be able to extract the HD from its case and connect it to a linux computer. I happen to be running linux on my laptop for work, so I could do that, but it's a laptop, so there's no sata slot available for additional drives on it. Besides, I'm loath to open this laptop because it would void the warranty and it's a Company-owned machine. So how am I supposed to apply the rescue procedure in that case?
Any help welcome - thank!