My 3tb MyBook is no longer recognised by my laptop as of this week. The drive spins up, the usb connection sound is made, but the light on the drive case does not become solid, repeatedly blinking, and the drive attempts to spin up a few more times. Instead of being recognised as a MyBook, it eventually registers after several failed spin start attempts as a generic cd drive with no media, and inaccessible.
I have tried the suggested fixes like replacement cables, restarting, etc. I would love to recover and backup this data without paying some tech a lot more than the drive cost me. Any suggestions?