Is my external hard drive dead and if so how do I recover the data?

Jeff Brown March 16, 2013
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I have a WesternDigital 2TB external hard drive that isn’t showing up as a lettered drive. It will show up under Computer > Other but no letter and no access, though it does show the free space which is correct from the last time I used it.

I also see it when plugged into my router’s USB slot, though still no access (but available free space is shown). I have tried on both computers in the house. I pulled the case (saw that suggestion on another MakeUseOf question) and found a burn/crud spot right by C18, C19, U6 area and another in the opposite corner R90, C32 area.

I would like to know how to fix this or at least recover my data! Thanks in advance.

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