Not able to read a internal HDD WD 500 GB if I am using it as a external

Hello,
I had a laptop - the screen of the LAptop got damaged. It had a internal 500gb WD SATA HDD. Since there was lot of Data on it I bought a external casing for this and tried using same - however it is not detecting. I am using Windows XP - Prof
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  1. If the laptop was dropped or experienced shock, then the drive's mechanical parts may have been damaged.
  2. no it was not dropped but its screen was malfunctioning
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