The other day we had a massive storm that came out of nowhere. At the time of the storm my computer was unfortunately still switched on and my external Seagate 3.0 was also on and plugged in. Before the storm, it worked perfectly fine and I only used it as a extra storage since my pc does not have massive internal HDs. Before I could safely shut down and unplug we had a big crack of lightning and lost electricity for a moment. After the storm passed, I tried to turn on my PC but nothing worked. I took my PC in for repairs and it turns out my motherboard had blown (it was extremely old and I think the storm helped it pass on to the next place). I had to replace it and got new parts that worked with the new motherboard (my previous parts would not be compatible with the new MB). Now today I try to plug in the Seagate ext HD and it won't turn on. The light does not come on and the computer does not detect it. I tried it in my boyfriend's computer and same thing - nada. I tried it in several power points in the house as well as several USB ports that I know work because other devices work while plugged in.
The Seagate is less than a year old and was only about 30% full. Is it possible that the storm has fried it too? Possible I can fix it?!
Any info would be smashing as I don't have anyone else to help me (recently moved country and have yet to make connections).