Time to call a data recovery company
http://support.wdc.com/Warranty/dataRecovery.aspx lists some they recommend.
It won't be free, unless you still have warranty.
After the warranty period backup is much cheaper than recovery. And it's always more reliable.
Hi, I have a my passport 1TB external non wireless hard drive. Just a day or so ago, not from anything I can think of having done, it stopped showing on file Explorer. It 'beeps' 7 times, 3 times and then 3 times. This youtube video shows what I'm pretty sure the problem is (note I haven't opened mine up because of the dangers, this just shows the issue) https://youtu.be/twwTiUbFBJM
It is shown in disk management but it says I have to re initialise and therefore it would wipe the drive (If I go through with it, it gives me a fatal error). Also smart ware states the drive has no writable partition.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, I need the data off of the hard drive. I can get rid of the hard drive after, not worried about it.