I bought a Western Digital external hard disk 6 months ago and I was using it as backup for my projects. Anyway, everything was working fine up until yesterday so I go to connect it up earlier tonight and not a peep. No noise, no light coming on, not being picked up by Windows, nothing. I've tried different USB cables and there is electricity coming out of the mains cable (stuck a phase tester into it and it lights up).
It looks like it's bit the dust, thank you very much WD I really needed that. Has this happened to anyone else using this ehd or a different make or model? Did you get it fixed, did you have to send it off somewhere to get the data recovered? Do they charge by the megabyte?