I got a Western Digital My Book external hard drive that are a couple of years old. I tried to get it running via eSATA the other week and when I was about to try it again the disk itself never spin up. Maybe it did not like that I hot swapped it a number of times.
The LEDs at the front just flash (3 out of 4) and the drive is silent. I suspect that something in the controller board might have broke down, or the disk itself has crashed.
Any suggestion on how to troubleshoot this? I plan to move the hard drive itself to a computer and see if it's working that could rule out a HD failure. Also I tried the disk connected via eSATA, USB and Firewire. Also tried to start the disk while not connected to more than power cord. Same result.
Thanks in advance.