I bought the ‘My passbook Essential 250gb’ in 2009, and have just started having problems with it. A few days ago I had my iPhone restored, with my iTunes library on the external drive - I plugged the iPhone and drive in so I could sync, but half way through the drive just disconnected… Now when I connect the drive, it makes a funny noise - two beeps then quiet for 1 second, then it repeats the beeps.
It isn’t showing in My Computer but it’s showing in Device Manager as this which I believe is: WDC WD800JD-22JNA0. I’ve tried a number of things:
Uninstalling it from Device Manager, rebooting, reinstalling.
Update Driver which returns unable to
Plugging something else using the same usb cord which works fine
Plugging something else using the same usb port which works fine
Using the usb port at the back of the computer, as well as the 2 at the front
Searched for my iTunes music on my pc to no avail, also downloaded a few programs to find hidden files to no avail
The light is showing on the hard drive where the usb cord goes so the hard drive is still “alive” but possibly on it’s way out. As you can imagine, all my music is on the drive, so I’d really like to try to recover if possible. Apple have told me there’s no way to recover an iTunes library without either the library or a mobile containing the data.
Please help - I would really appreciate it.
Rachael, from the UK.