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Re: Segate UBS hard drive with broken USB port
i) i would wisely suggest you not to open the compartment of harddisk, try taking it to nearest repair centre since these part are very delicate(like they have delicated soldering ...or components....)
i would suggest not messup with the broken parts and loose your whole harddisk ..............
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Your best bet is to buy a donor drive of the same make/model, remove the circuit board and install it on your broken drive - get your data but don't try to continue to use it after that because it will
It is hard to buy replacement for the same enclosure, but there are many USB2.0/3.0 enclosures available on the market for 2.5 and 3.5 inch drives.
Make sure read reviews for issues and performance on those enclosures.
Simpletechs have a three year warranty so if your drive is newer than that it is covered. You can go to www.simpletech.com (they are really hitachi drives) for details on warranty repair. If you are sure its not covered the case can be opened and inside you will find a SATA drive and you can buy a new SATA external enclosure for 19.99 at Radioshack. This includes the circuit board, cable, and new case.
First off....most people don't like to answer these posts because nobody wants to hear that the drive is most lilely broken and the data lost...the fact is, these external hard drives or any hard drive for that matter are not built to be dropped unless they are built to military specifications.....now with that said, there is the possiblitiy that only the interface between the external case and the hard drive itself has been damaged. There is a small plastic circuit board inside the enclosure that houses the SATA connection of the hard drive with the USB connection of the enclosure. This interface allows the hard drive to communicate externally with any computer. These little circuit boards are very fragile and are usually the first things to go when something bad happens. The drives themselves are fragile but not as much as the interface. What I would suggest is that if you need to get to your data....disassemble the enclosure and buy a SATA to USB hard drive adapter at a computer retail store and attach the removed drive to the adapter and plug it into a usb port on the computer. The computer will then power the drive through the usb port and if all goes well will recognize the drive and display the drive under the "My Computer" icon. You can then access your files. To disassemble the My Book, look for a small circle on the side of the case, on one side is a sticker that covers an attachment screw. Remove the screw and then on either end are catchment teeeth that have to be disengaged from the mounting try inside the enclosure. The outside of the enclosure slides open from the rest.
Hello, You can surely do that but since there will be no Operating System to boot from, you will need a bootable third party software that can give you an environment where you can view your hard disk and copy things from it. An example is Hiren Boot CD's mini XP and Winternal's ERD Commander. You then set your PC to boot from CD in the bios setup.
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.