A few weeks ago, my passport 1TB drive stopped being visible to my laptop, running W 8.1. I’ve also tried it out on an alternate computer running windows 7, and same issue. None of the WD software recognizes any drive connected when it is plugged into the USB. Prior to failure, the unit was making a regular, periodic high pitched beep. Now it has just “gone dark”.
Any ideas on how to recover the drive - lots of pictures and such on it that I’d like to recover.