Please help, 500GB My Book broken

Hi all,

I have 500GB WD my book desktop. This is the bulky old version (with the green light indicator) I bought 4-5 years ago. I rarely use this and use this for backup once a month, but it has all of my important docs in it. Suddenly when I hookup to my PC, it ran autoplay but then its not responding. It makes sound like “rrrrr” (not clicking), but thats about it.

Can anyone tell me what causes it and how to fix it?

thanks. I appreciate your help.

sounds like the exact thing that happened to me. is the drive recognized by your computer? what OS do you use?