I have an old external HDD from WD, i think it is a My Book, since it looks like a book, but has vertical light line on the front.
A while back, it stopped working, probably because it fell over (from normal position to his side). I figured it had something to do with the casing, or the usb port. Yesterday I thought i could fix it by removing it from the case and putting it an SATA connection in my desktop (i founded out i had another sata connector hooked up and ready to go) However, this still doesn’t fix it.
Now it says in device control there is an “ATA Device”, in the start-up it pauses on port-05 (i think that is where the HDD is), but eventually says port-05: No Device, and with the WD Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for Windows, it does show another HDD, but with a capacity of 0 M. TestDisk doesn’t show either of my HDD’s.
It’s an WD10EAVS and my primary HDD is an WD500AACS. I run on WIndows 7 32-bit.
If you need more info, I’ll be glad to give it.
Thanks in advance
P.S - Data on the drive (if there was any) is not important, so data loss is no problem. Getting the drive to work again is of more importances