I have an external Seagate hard drive (Part #: 9BD862-580 and Serial #: 4LSOLYMD) that I've used for years. I recently moved and had it in my car and moved it a couple of times. I just tried to use it and when I power it on, the green light flashes but the motor inside does not start.
I have tried different USB cords, not expecting success because it seems to be a motor issue inside the drive.
I've read some suggestions here for similar issues which recommend opening the drive box and connecting the drive to a desktop computer's motherboard.
Is there anything else I should try before opening the drive? If not, any tips on opening the drive and connecting to a desktop to try to access the data on the drive?
Thank you so much.