I have been using a WD Elements 1.5TB HDD for the past 2~3 years. The USB connector to the drive has for the past few months been pretty unstable and finally today it seems to have completely removed itself from the USB board. I was wondering what would be the best steps to take from here as I have about 1.2TB of data that is extremely valuable to me still on the HDD, which I can no longer access.
I took two photos of the HD and the situation with the USB connector, but I am unable to actually upload photos until I have a certain number of reputation points?
Any advice would be welcome. Thank you in advance.