When I connect my Passport to my Dell laptop w/XP the light comes on and stays on, it does not spin, and both the keyboard and mouse are no longer functional (which makes troubleshooting *REALLY* difficult).
When I connect it to my desktop pc w/Win 7 the light comes on and stays on, no matter what port I plug it into, and it does not spin, but the keyboard and mouse remain operable.
I have tried different cables, with no luck.
Recently, a different laptop got drenched by my vengeful significant other and then ut shorted out and died- the hd was connected at that time. I can imagine the laptop shorting out being a problem for the hd, and I may have been editing a file that was on the drive when the laptop died. I believe I have used the hd after the drenching/dying on a different desktop pc w/Win 7, but I don’t remember saving anything to the drive or even looking at it through My Computer so I may not have actually ‘used’ it.
Any ideas on how to find out whether the hd is really dead or not?? What can I do to try and make it work?
Your time and expertise is appreciated. Thank you.