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Power plug doesnt work

When i turned on my electricity my power plug fried and i was wondering if you guys happen to know where i could get a new power plug for my hard drive i would be happy if you could help me cheers in advance.

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  • c_dawggno1 Jan 07, 2009

    i'll check them out thanks for your help tborn6


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Radio Shack may have one or Fry's Electronics. YOu can also try Craigslist if they have a community in you area. Good Luck.

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