First off I would like to say that I am not a technophobe, and I am 70 years old, so simple answers would be appreciated.
This particular hdd was part of an Acer Aspire laptop that developed other problems and I had a tech remove the hdd so I could use it as an external one.
It is 750 GB WD7500BPVT
Serial number is WXH1AC0M8889
Model number is WD7500BPVT-22MXZT1
I am using a CDR-King SATA “harness” to access the files on the hdd. It was working well for quite a number of years; however, yesterday the Windows 10 file menu just would not show it as being available.
Upon further checking… when I turned the hdd over with the connectors facing up I noticed that there were two very hot areas. One was near the smaller of the three connectors and the other was around the circular area located near the center of the hdd.
So having described that all I am trying to have some comments on whether the hdd is now toast or there is a chance to recover the information off the hdd. There were many items added to it which I hadn’t had time to copy or make backups from.
In particular passport and visa issues (I am a Canadian on tourist visa here in the Philippines), tax returns, picture files, music and a rather large comic book collection.
So I hope someone reads this and has a suggestion. I am not certain that the one who removed the hdd has the necessary know how to get this up and running again…
It would be nice is this could be simply cured by acquiring a case that is used for external drives but somehow I have a feeling that this isn’t an option.