yesterday My external drive suddenly made these noises which can best be described as 1) you hear something like an arm move back and forth rapidly for about 3 seconds 2) A long beep that kinda sounds like a low pitched shot clock going off 3) a normal beep and then it repeats the process until you unplug it from its power source, it won’t turn off by holding the power button. Now every time I try to turn it on all it does is make those noises, the light turns on and my computer will still recognize that its their but
I can’t access my files, how can I get the drive to work so that I can move it to a new drive?
I don’t have a new drive but it will be much more cheaper to move all my files to a new My Book than to use a data recovery service, So all I need is a way to open it, even if its a one time thing, without voiding my warranty.
Also each time I try to plug it in, I notice the first sound becomes more rapid, so I’m not sure if me turning it on a couple of times ruined anything.
model number is WDBACW0030HBK-01