So bought my little brother a Acer laptop about 14months ago for graduation. He brought it to me today saying it won’t boot. BIOS doesn’t see the drive. Booted with laptop case apart and I can hear it spin for about a second, then a click, then nothing. Removed drive and put it into a SATA>USB adapter but my desktop still wouldn’t pick it up. With drive in place, I ran HDDscan and still wouldn’t pick it up.
My question is there anything else to try? After talking to him I gathered it had been active up for 1-2 weeks prior to failure, giving the same “Not bootable drive found” error but turning it off for a few hours and rebooting would sometimes fix it. I see some on these forums trying to reflash the ROM but seems there is no WD program for that? Any thoughts or ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.