I recently purchased a WD 3TB external hard drive roughly 3 months ago. It worked fine without any problem until yesterday, it was working as usual and then it tipped over to its side while I was watching something the usb got unplugged and then I replugged it in, it showed up and everything was working fine I continued to watch my show from where I left off no problems until I tried to turn on the next episode. The next episode kept freezing the player so I tried again then tried another episode which worked, tried the non-working episode again wouldn’t work, tried another episode and that wouldnt work neither would any other. So I unplugged the hard drive, plugged it in and it turned on and everything but isn’t recognised by the laptop. It turned on, the light, the fan(if it has a fan) and everything and then the fan turns off with only the light still on. I’m not sure if the hard drive starts spinning because of the sound of the fan. It does not appear in device manager, it does not work on another laptop, I have not installed any of the wd programs and I have tried a different power cable. Also I do not want to send it in for warrenty, as I heard they just replace the hard drive and I have some very important data on it.
Thanks in advance