Hey guys, I have a WD external harddrive, model wdbaau0030hbk-01 (PC). Just stopped working this afternoon. The drive is not detected in Windows or in Device Manager; when connected to my PC via USB, the light flashes, then the drive makes ten soft beeping noises, followed by a long hum. This sequence of noises repeats four or five times before going silent.
The power supply seems to work, and I’ve tested the drive with a couple (known-working) USB cables to no effect. I’ve had no problems with this drive up until now (was never dropped, no clicking sounds etc), except for a few months ago, when Windows issued a power surge warning for the USB port my drive was plugged into.
Any ideas on what could be causing this? I am, of course, assuming the worst, but if it sounds like a problem which I could at least try to fix, I’d like to know. Thanks!