Who are the vendors or forum members who have experience and specialize in repairing WD My Books? Who charges based on the work that is needed, the work that is done?
My drive is recognized but can’t be accessed - thread here. I’ve read about bad USB ports, corrupt partitions, replacing PCB (boards), switching ROM chips, etc. Obviously there are high priced data recovery organization in our neighborhoods and all over the US. They play on your fear, requirement of “clean room” expertise, etc. Fees can be extensive even if they only used software to recover your data.
I’ve read in hard drive forums finding replacement PCB’s and replacing the ROM or other chips to retain the encryption so the drive works again. All I’m trying to do is find someplace, or someone, who is reasonably priced. I don’t mind if someone takes their time. I don’t believe my drive is in that bad of a situation. My drive is recognized and shows a “Healthy Primary Partition”.
My drive is under warranty but I could care less about a free drive at this point. I want my data back. Thanks.