My book world edition, blue rings

ive had this for two or three years and have virtually given up on it. my computer does not recognise it when its plugged in, turned on and connected via my router.the blue light is on and everything looks ok. i click on my computer and its not there. can anyone help, close to taking a hammer to it!

If the warranty is over then dismantle the drive and install a program on your computer that reads the EXT3 file system (Or just Linux) and connect the internal drive of the MBW to your computer for access.