Touro 1tb is lite up, but this isnt showing on my computer, it was working perfectly fine yesterday and now it doesnt, I have tried a different USB cable and this hasnt worked, please advise?
The issue you describe is generally a simple hardware failure but without further diagnostics it would be impossible to advise you as to where the failure resides. If you are technically capable, follow the directions below, if you even have to consider how capable you are, take it to a repair shop and ask them to try these steps.
First, connect the device to a different computer, listen carefully for clicking scratching or ticking sounds, if you hear any report back including your country and state/province and I can recommend a nearby recovery facility. If not proceed to check within computer management(Windows) or in disk utility(Mac) to see if the device is registered. If not remove it from it's enclosure (voiding any warranty) and repeat this step. If the device does not show up on Disk Management on two or more devices, striped of it's enclosure, again refer back and I will recommend a data recovery facility near you.
If it shows up at either stage, the problem is most likely logical in nature, check the size of the drive and ensure it roughly matches the stated size(won't be exact). If it does but the partitions show up as RAW or UNALLOCATED, advise and I can recommend a software solution for recovering your files, if it does not show up or shows up in a place like Device Manager but either does not show up or shows up as 0GB and or Uninitialized but refuses to initialize, again hardware failure we can connect you with a pro.
If you are looking at a software solution, ensure the computer you are connected to has sufficient space to recover all of you files or purchase and connect a new drive of appropriate size before proceeding. We can recommend software for this purpose or if you'd prefer a company who can dial in remotely and assist you with the recovery process.
Of note if you got to the step where the drive is removed from the case and it not only showed up but also has access to your files, back them up to a second device then purchase a USB/eSATA enclosure to put the drive into as the failure was in the enclosure and not the drive.
If none of these steps work or you get very different results, report back, be specific and include all the details you can think of and we will help you assess your next diagnostic step.
Hope this helps,
on Oct 13, 2014