External Drive not starting up

I have an old WD5000H1CS-00 External drive for my mac. A few years back it stopped working. If I plug it in I can hear the fan running, but no LED light goes on and the drive icon does not appear on my desktop. It seems like it is not booting up.

I would like to get it working long enough to do data recovery on it. Any ideas on how to do this?


– Philip

Hello Philip,

Is your external drive visible in Disk Utility? If, then try this software; it allows 1 GB of free data recovery.