I have a 1.5TB My Book, and until recently all was working fine. A couple of days ago, however, I picked up my drive to plug it into my laptop and heard a rattling sound. I then noticed that the USB connector was 'missing'. Following advice from all the kind WDC members, I opened up the drive and could see that the actual USB connector had come away from the controller PCB. Everything looks fine, no damage etc, so my first question is, can I re-attach that connector somehow?
A friend of mine has a USB 2 - SATA & IDE cable, so I borrowed that, thinking I could at least transfer some data off the drive while waiting for my work to issue me a new one. However, when I plug it into Windows (have tried Win 7 and XP SP3), it does not show up as an available drive. Under the drive management dialog, I can see that it shows as 1.5 TB of unallocated space. Does this mean that I have lost all the data on my drive, or is there (PLEASE) a way to recover this data? I am hoping there is, since there was probably around 1 TB at least full on that drive!!
I've tried disabling/enabling, power cycling, and all the 'regular' troubleshooting tasks, but I'm beginning to think that something has happened with the MBR on this drive - is it possible to repair this?