My 500gb external hard drive 'fantom drive' was working great up until recently.. what happens is when i plug it into the main power supply, the little blue light flashes to indicate it's on, but i can't hear the processor or whatever it is that spins inside- it's silent. then i atemp to connect it to the pc via the usb, but nothing shows (i am connecting it straight into the cpu's usb slot, not a hub) but still no joy.. i have never dropped the hdd or anything like that- i dunno why it's being such a pain..
tried to work it with another usb wire, no joy..and not recognised on friends vista. the last time i remember it working was on a viao laptop..
I'm really hoping this thing hasn't died on me..
any suggestions on how to view its contents etc would be greatly appreciated ..haven't backed up the content on it- my fault i know-! what do you think is up with it? will rep contributors, thanking in advance