I have two WD My Book Esstential external HDs and neither fire up when I hook them up. They are both a few years old but one was hardly used. I tried using different cables and power supplies. Nothing.
IF the hard drive itself is not damaged, is there a way to extract the data on those disks? And if so, how?
I haven't dismantled them but if I gained access to the actual HDs, can I tap into them and copy the contents? I have a device (which I never used) for accessing 2.5" and 3.5" hard drives, a USB to SATA and IDE adaptor. Would this work? I found a video on YouTube that demonstrates how to get to the hard drive.