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Broken USB connection Lacie FA Porsche

I dropped my Fa Porsche Lacie hardrive ( portable ) and the USB port has dropped into the casing. I don't know if the hard drive it's self has been affected as I need to get the connection fixed first. Where should I start?

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You may be able to resolder the USB port, maybe an electronics savy friend with a soldering iron will help you with this. Disassemble it and check if the traces and tabs of the usb port are still intact. If they are it can definitely be soldered. Or you can just put the HDD in a new enclosure, they are dirt cheap. If you want somebody else to do it for you there are services like Data Recovery NYC. Also there is good informaation on logic board repairs on hddguru.com.

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To test the hard drive, remove it and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter and connect it to a working computer's USB port. If it deosn't detect it as an external drive and you connot open folders and files then it is faulty.
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