I just got a 1 TB My Passport Essential SE about 1,5 month ago. Wanted to use it for moving data between my desktop and laptop + as an extra backup for my images.
But i never got to do more than move some data to it, it has been sitting on my desk, next to my PC. Last night i moved some data to it, when i wanted to use it this morning, it didn’t show up anymore.
When connecting it to the USB port, the drive spins-up, no weird clicking noises or anything. The drive keeps spinning, but the white status light never turns on - and Windows doesn’t detect the disc. It doesn’t show up in Disk Manager neither does the USB ports detect anything connected to them. I have tried different PC’s, and 2-3 different ports on both of them, same result.
I read a lot of people have problems with the cable, but could this be the case when the drive powers up and is spinning just fine? The cable has been plugged into my desktop a maximum of 20 times, haven’t been bend and neither the drive or the cable has been dropped or exposed to any kind of shocks.