|Hey. My external hdd (Western Digital 1TB) started to play up, turning off when it was bumped etc then it just never turned on at all. I originally thought it was broken inside the device where you plug the power cable in but I took it to a computer guy and he said it was a short circuit or something along those lines. |
His suggestion was to open the hdd and buy a new board to replace the one that had shorted out.
Now, my issue is the content of my hdd. If I proceed with replacing the board will I loose my files? If so, what can I do? Where can I take it? (The man I took it to made it clear that I had to do it myself but I'm not really comfortable with that)