Reviving my MyPassport external hard drive
My external drive stopped working a few months ago. It would spin without making any sound in particular, but it wouldn't be recognized by any PC and OS. On Linux and on Windows, it does show up when I run the lsusb command on Linux or when I open the device manager on Windows, but it seems like it's not seen as a hardware. Today, I took it apart to see if there was something I could do about it. Unfortunately, it doesn't have SATA, but IDE connectors, and I'm not comfortable with these. I'm adding pictures, I hope this will help. I'm still able to connect the USB cable that came with it (I also tried another one) but is there anything else that I can try to be able to recover data at least.
UPDATE : It seems like there is no mouvement inside the hard drive. I just tried to plugin another 2.5" hard drive via USB, and I noticed a huge difference in terms of vibration and noise. The WD has almost no vibration at all, and it does a little buzz. So... Does it mean that the hard drive is dead?
Is this a good question?