After my Sony xperia mobile by mistake fell on my disk, My WD 1TB My Passport is unrecognised by any OS or any system wherever I connected.
For troubleshooting purpose I had bought a new USB cable, but its of no help.
Its listed in the bottom part of Disk Management though, but shows Not Initialized, and trying to Initialize gives I/O error(even after changing ports/systems/cable).
The disk is not completely dead as it is displayed also on the connected USB devices list and a reading sound comes which ends with a beep for sometime after its connected to a system, which indicates that it is getting read, but unfortunately not recognised under My Computer neither shown as mounted on Linux.
I have tried n number of recovery tools available online, of the likes, Remo, Yodot, iCare, Stellar Phoenix and many more. Most of them detects My Passport but lists the size as 0. Even I tried creating Disk Image file but it too is of no use.
I still think there might be an answer, may be I have not tried my best, other than shelling out $$$ for recovery or replacement from WD(mine is in warranty) as I want my data back and willing to research more.