Here's the prior discussion.
From trying it on other machines, recovery software, putting the drive in another case, putting it into a PC... It's all there for you to read about.
Please help - I have all of our digital photo's on this external hard drive & now I can't access it. When I try I get an I/O device error message. Can anyone tell me how to get back in even once to copy the photo's to my internal hard drive & then burn them? I know I'm a dummy for not backing them up but I still need help - please!!!