awesome i just got a clue, thanks for that!
took two of the rubber pads off, there are two buttons inside, which i'm assuming lets you open the case
DONE! i opened it
there were hidden latches inside, i also got them open, took a lot of power tho, but it's open
Can anyone guide me in installing this internally?
EDIT dw no need, i have ordered a USB 2.0 to SATA cable and it should be coming on monday, and i can then hook it to my laptop, transfer all of the data across and then join it back together, send it off to WD and get my new one
Thanks for all your help!