Was moving some stuff from work to my personal computer on my 4tb WD MyPassport external HDD(about 2 years old). When I plug it in at home, the drive is not recognized and the light on the front does not even turn on. I tried restarting the PC and the light did come on with a little whirring sound inside, however, the drive was still not recognized, and after a little bit the light turned off and I havent been able to get it to turn back on.
I ordered a new cord, as the current one fits a little loose inside the passport – hoping that would be it.
However, Could the passport's usb port be loose instead of the cable being faulty? The cable seems fine in other devices. Or is this external harddrive just dead?