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New cord needed - maxtor one touch 4 mini

I am seeking to buy a new cord as mine got stepped on and broken and then the computer hard drive died, too. I bought one on-line that didn't work (naturally). I'm having trouble finding someplace to borrow one and I want to recover the information.

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Hi Wendy!

I can help you, you just need an univesal adapter.
follw the link below and you will find what you seeking after
http://www.fsplifestyle.com/en/booster_a.asp?strKey=NB+Plus&pro_catId=22&categoryId=2&productId=75&productpage=1
The modelname of the adapter is NB Plus Universal
There are other models but this one is good.

Good luc to you

If you fins my answer helpfull, dont forget to vote

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