Like many I have a broken USB port on my western digital smart book essentials 1tb.
The USB literally broke off one day when plugging the drive in.
I went to the store and got a new casing, put the hard drive in the casing.
Plugged it into my Mac and got a error saying “the disk you inserted was not readable by this computer” initialize, ignore, eject.
I click initialize and IM taken to the disk utility, verify disk/repair disk, all these buttons are grayed out.
Has anyone gone through with the soldering I have heard so much about?
Any ideas of how to get my files?
Any advice will really help me out.
I have tried this on two Macs and a windows PC.