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Broken usb plug in part - small piece disconnected

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  • jaereece Oct 29, 2008

    i dropped the hard drive - it seemed fine, but when i went to go and use it- i went to plug in the usb plug that goes into the actual hard drive and it fell in...i took it apart -well i took the covers off thinking i could just push it back in original place but it came off..can i just replace this small part or is it pointless and should i just get another hard drive??will it cost alot?? please help

  • Anonymous Apr 14, 2009

    My hard drive fell with the usb cable in and then the port was loosened from the circuit board!

  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2009

    The USB connector broke off inside. I managed to get the computer to detect it *once* but as soon as it was bumped, the connection died and it slid off into the case. Will I have to rip it open, or is there somewhere i can go to have it fixed/ data recovered?

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Easiest/cheapest to pull current drive out and put it in a new enclosure. Here's a good possible: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817707140

Be sure your drive is SATA, I figure it would be...

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Broken usb


several things and solutions you can do.
if it's just an external hdd you can rip it to bits and take the drive out and use it as an internal drive, or take it to pieces and get an external hdd caddy for the size of the drive (3.5" or 2.5") they are cheap enough to buy.

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I have Transcend 1TB 25 inch StoreJet H2 USB 20 Portable Hard Drive... not long enough, it's broken; there's a sound "clutch - clutch - clutch"... I cries for my valuable data... Why...


Inside the plastic case of the Transcend StoreJet H2 1TB, is a small circuit board, and a laptop size harddrive.

The small circuit board is an Interface Board.
The harddrive plugs into it, or there are cables which come from the Interface Board, and plug into the harddrive.
The other end of the Interface Board has a USB cable attached to it.

Most of the time it is this small circuit board that fails. Very rarely does the harddrive fail.
(Unless the external harddrive was dropped)

I would suggest removing the harddrive from the Transcend, and putting it into an inexpensive external enclosure.

One example,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3195233&CatId=2783

Basic guide on how to open the case of the Transcend StoreJet H2 1TB

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvGP6C-rH2U

There are other related videos to the right.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Oct 10, 2011 | Transcend 1TB 25 inch StoreJet H2 USB 20...

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About 2 months ago I bought a samsung s2 portable 1Tb. It has worked fine until yesterday. It slipped down from where it was laying (while plugged in and running) and was hanging the 20 cm usb-cabel. Now I...


Hanging by the 20cm USB cable?

The cable could be stretched, and wires broken inside.
The cable to small circuit board, inside the case, could have broken solder joints.
The circuit board inside the Samsung's case could be broken.

Inside that small outer case of the Samsung portable is a laptop size Harddrive.
The harddrive measures 2.5 inches across in width.

(6.4cm. In comparison a desktop size harddrive is 3.5 inches across in width, or 8.9cm)

The harddrive is a SATA unit also.

This is a general example of a 2.5 SATA harddrive,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148591


Inside the outer case (External Enclosure) is also a small circuit board (PCB)
The harddrive plugs into the small circuit board, and the circuit board has a USB cable attached to it.

(Or there is a small cable from circuit board to harddrive. Then a USB cable to the circuit board)


I would suggest removing the 2.5 SATA harddrive, and install it into an economical external enclosure.

Example of a 2.5 SATA External Enclosure,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3195233&CatId=2783

Basic guidance in removing the Harddrive from a Samsung S2 Portable,

1) It looks as though the outside front is a thick cover like a label. It may be that you peel back the corners, and there will be a screw in each corner.

(For example; Where it states Samsung. Go to the right corner. Does this cover-like material peel back? Is there a screw underneath? Remove it.
Go to the opposite corner. Now above to the left and right corners)

The unit looks to come apart in two halves.

Might just be held together by sticky tape.

Here are some videos performing opening the external enclosure, (Case) of other external portable harddrives,

1) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMzRYCZXVEs&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PLC129A4F797CCC09E

2) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2vUMO2mGLE&feature=related

There are other related videos. In general most are not very professional, but get the job done.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

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How to open the case, it will turn on but it will not connect to the computer.


To open the external case and remove the internal hard drive, it is not too difficult, but you will run the risk of both damaging the case and voiding any manufacturer's warranty or extended 3rd-party coverage.
If you do not wish to risk damaging the case or voiding your warranty, do not proceed.
If you wish to continue, you will need the following before beginning:
A. External USB Hard Drive B. Small Flathead Screwdriver (Precision) C. Small Phillipshead Screwdriver (Precision) D. USB External Hard Drive Case (Replacement, if needed) E. SATA or IDE Cable (To attach to a computer, if needed)
1. Disconnect the drive from the computer and power source. 2. Using the flathead screwdriver, slowly wedge the tip in the overlapping fold between the center plastic piece and the outer cover. 3. Slowly wedge it in about 1/4 of an inch using an up and down rocking motion. This will slowly undo the plastic clips found within the case. 4. Move the slowly in one direction until you reach the very end, loosening the clips along the way. 5. Once complete in one direction, go back to the starting point and complete steps #1-4 again in the opposite direction. 6. Once completed, lift one side of the flap away from the center, while pulling the center piece out away from the flap cover. 7. Apply necessary pressure and it should come out as one piece. 8. Once removed, if there are any screws holding the hard drive in place, use the phillipshead screwdriver to remove the tiny screws, if needed. 9. Pull apart the hard drive from the center case and add to a desktop or replacement USB external hard drive case to retrieve your files.

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Usb input from hard drive to computer is broken


Will replacing the data-cable replace the broken-off piece?

If not, then for about $30, you can buy a new "empty" external case, and then "transplant" your current disk-space into the new case.
Take your current external drive to the computer-store, so that the new case that you buy will be the correct case for your existing disk-drive.

Of course, because you have a "small" (100GB) disk-drive, any warranty for the disk-drive probably has expired, and it would be good "preventative-maintenance" to buy a new external disk-drive, before your current disk-drive unexpectedly "quits" on you.

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How broken is this WD external HD


It's not broken.
Try to use a usb cable with 2 connectors(plugs). I mean, you plug one connector(plugs) in the hard drive and 2 connectors in the computer. Because you have 5 volts per usb connector.
Or you can use a small nokia charger to start the hard drive.
If you need further assistance please post

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Broken usb housing on WD 500 gb my book


You should be able to take out the 3.5 drive that is inside and move it to a new enclosure (does not have to be WD) Tiger Direct has them. You can find them at BestBuy or online for less than $40

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Hi, i have a wd passport external hardrive but one of the parts of the hardrive has broken off. the part is the small part that seperates (the small motherboard that the usb plugs into the hardrive) a...


I'm sorry to say if you have already tried to get one off of the manufacturers website then you will not be able to get one that fits into the caddy. It's a propriatary USB-SATA/IDE addapter. Do what I did and take it out of the caddy and install it in the PC.

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Broken Western Digital 320GB external hard drive...


You will either need a soldering iron or you'll have to improvise some sort of reflow method. Does it look like the copper traces & tabs are still there or have they been lifted when the port was yanked off? If the are still intact, you may be able to resolder the USB port, maybe an electronics savy friend with a soldering iron will help you with this. If you want somebody else to do it for you there is Data Recovery NYC. Also there is good information on logic board repairs on hddguru.com.

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