EQPT: 1TB WD Elements micro usb External hard drive, about 3 years old, well used. PROBLEM: iMac OSX, won't appear on desktop, was fine until a couple of days ago, micro usb socket seems a little loose. - Won't mount to computer. - asked to "initialize, ignore, eject" - shows in disk utility as hard drive only (factory name. not name I gave it) - No sub volume listed, so can't run disk repair or verify, won't eject (i guess because it doesn't mount) The hardrive light is on, the drive vibrates/ starts up as normal and dies down when i choose eject. SOLUTIONS TRIED: - New cable - SAME THING - Different Mac x 2- SAME THING I can't remember if I formatted it as Journeled/ Fat 32 etc... I think it was formatted for mac use only. I haven't connected it to my PC yet as i'm worried it might format it. I've read online you CAN'T take this model out of the casing and stick it in a HD dock because of parts soldered to it. I'm going to run disk warrior , but don't expect it to help as I have no volume listed. I have nearly 1GB of data I DESPERATELY need back, but have made my peace with it being gone at this point if need be. INFO IN DISK UTILITY Name : WD Elements 1023 Media Type : Disk Partition Map Scheme : Unformatted Disk Identifier : disk1 Media Name : WD Elements 1023 Media Media Type : Generic Connection Bus : USB USB Serial Number : 575834314132313430323137 Device Tree : IODeviceTree:/PCI0@0/EHC2@6,1 Writable : Yes Ejectable : Yes Location : External Total Capacity : 1 TB (1,000,202,043,392 Bytes) S.M.A.R.T. Status : Not Supported Disk Number : 1 Partition Number : 0 Disk Description : WD Elements 1023 Media Total Capacity : 1 TB (1,000,202,043,392 Bytes) Connection Bus : USB Write Status : Read/Write Connection Type : External S.M.A.R.T. Status : Not Supported USB Serial Number : 575834314132313430323137 Partition Map Scheme : Unformatted IS IT ALL OVER? PLEASE HELP!!!!