First, please accept my apologies, I'm French and might not have the good vocabulary to describe but well, I'll try anyway.
I have WD My Book normal Edition 500go. Since it's rather 'tall' and that I'm not really used to it, it fell a few times on its side, yet just on the table. But not today, unfortunately. i had put it on a chair and it fell, again on its side. It carried on working but I could here a strange sound coming from it. When I finally had the time to look at it, I put it against my ear and heard a sort of 'looping' sound. Trying to boot but not managing. I couldn't access it from my computer and it was not even detected by it. I decided to open, using your tutorial, checked for loose plugs (there weren't any) and then closed it again. I've just tried to reboot it again, but same as before, it won't boot properly…
I have 300go worth of data I can't lose on it, and I know that if I decide to go where I've bought it in France, they might not be able to repair it and therefore will change it and I'll lose my data. Any advice on this one? Any diagnostic? And if I can dare be hopeful, will I be able to get my data back or is it most likely to be lost?
Please answer me.. Thanks