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How to recover data from WD My Passport external HDD p/n : WDBACX0010BSL-00

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Hi ,
       I have WD My Passport external HDD p/n : WDBACX0010BSL-00, suddenly it stoped showing its data , when I connect with pc , it shows installing device software and even power comes up , but nothing after that .
need to recover the data in it .
please advice
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It could have a hardware failure on the drive itself which makes things difficult. Recuva and Getdataback have both been used successfully and so try these.

https://www.piriform.com/recuva    

http://data-recovery-software.findthebest.com/compare/15-27/Recuva-vs-GetDataBack

for a comparison

If these fail, you may need a data recovery service.
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Connect the disk to another PC and check whether you can access it there. You can also try booting the PC it is connected to using a Linux LiveCD and mounting it within that, for example Knoppix:

http://knoppix.org
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My own experience in these cases is that the USB interface board inside the external enclosure is the failure point.  With only one exception I've found the drive intact and the failure in the USB interface.

Open the case (this is the difficult part, as most of them are designed to snap shut and never open again).  Remove the drive, test it on another PC or install it in a new external enclosure, and the chances are pretty good that the problem will resolve.
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above is good advice, unless the drive comes with the usb interface integrated with the disk logic board
i suppose you don't have your data on another location?
that's a VERY Bad way of using PC's - you always need minimum 2 copies of your data : original + backup
personally - i have 4 copies at least

you can try reviving it by running HDDRegenerator - not free : http://www.dposoft.net/hdd.html      
it recovered MANY drives for me
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thanks
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sanjeev -  would you mind posting the solution, or what the outcome was?
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