I have an external Hard Drive. The one, which is powered only from USB. It's difficult to tell the model, as it was bought from the Internet as Western Digital 500GB, but when delivered it turned out to be fake ( well it was suprisingly cheap, and should've read the description more carefully). However it worked fine, so it wasn't really a problem. Two weeks ago it suffered an airplane transportation ( i say suffered, because it was transported in the luggage , somewhere in the bottom of the bag), and after that it doesn't mount in to OS.
When plugged in, it starts working, so the power is supplied, but the OS doesn't react. Tried using different cords, the effect is identical. Also tried on Windows Vista, and then tried manually mounting the drive on PC-BSD OS. Both systems couldn't detect it. Other drives mount normally.
I suppose, that it's not really possible to make it work normally.
Are there may be ways to, at least, extract the data from it ?