My WD book essential 1 tb must have had a power surge and the board fried. It was
less than a year old. The light turns on, but doesn’t read, it spins as well but the computer does not see it. Best buy said they
couldn’t read it, and that it would cost 800-1000 to send out for data recovery as I had like 800gb on there of stuff that I need, but not worth 1000$. Since it spins and all of that, can’t I just buy a new board (the same one) and put it on
there? If it is able to be recovered by an outside agency, then it is most likely possible on my end. Can I just buy a new board and swap it, if so, which borad? The one on top with the plug in ports, or the one below? Has anyone had this issue and been able to recover their data without spending an arm and a leg?