I am using a WD My Passport external Hard drive. The drive does not appear in Computer, Device manager nor in Disk Management. How may I bring it "back to life" or at least restore the data that was on it? I have tried two laptops, and all the usb ports of mine. Still nothing.
Note: when connected the drives lamp turns on and I hear spinning sound without the skipping sound so I guess it is still alive
The inside of the dismantled Drive are in the following pictures
As you can see from the two pictures the usb interface is integrated on the hard drive board. If it was possible I would remove it and insert it in another enclosure or something. But I do not know how. Please tell me how to do so, and alternatives on reviving the drive
**UPDATE 25/3/2014 I tried checking in BIOS if the drive appears but it does not. I tried changing usb ports, laptops, wires and still nothing worked. The drive sound "alive". I also tried using different versions of Windows and still it does not appear