Re: Dead External HDD?
Most likely it's the interface inside the enclosure that has gone bad. You can open up the case and remove the hard drive and install it in any computer as a slave drive and see all the data that is on the drive. If the drive still works and you still want it as an external then you can buy a new external enclosure and install the hard drive into it and it.
When all else fails...Ham Radio!
I still have the same old HP DV9700T laptop I've had for years...still kickin'