WD elements 2TB drive not showing up


I have a WD Element 2TB HDD and it’s stopped showing up on my laptop. When I plug it in the light on the HDD flashes and you can feel the disc running for a couple of seconds but then it stops but the light still flashes. There’s no noise from the laptop when I plug it in either. It’s just not recognizing it at all. Any advice would be much appreciated as i have loads of files that i can’t afford to lose.



Check if the drive shows on disk management, try another cable or computer

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Drive could be spinning down due to physical problem with heads. Does the drive click few times and then spins down?