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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You could get a USB SATA caddie quite cheap. You can then attempt to read the drive from that. Those Green WD drives are notorious for burning out. It's said to be because they are always turning themselves off and on to save power. I fixed a drive that had important data by purchasing an identical working drive and transferring the circuit board. I was able to retrieve the data which was worth a lot more than the drive.
I have the same problem like yours right now. The on-board circuit of my Seagate Barracuda burned and I'm planning to buy new Seagate Barracuda with the same specifications, same model.. I will try to disassemble the circuit of the new one and connect it to the old hard drive to take a chance if it will work and retrieve my files. If it doesnt work, at least I try and I still have a new hard dist to store my new files.. If you want to do the same, you must be careful in handling the circuit board. It is very sensitive and can be damaged with just touching the components.. I recommend you to discharge static electricity of your hands by touching anything that is made of steel.. The steel will discharge static electricity, but still, to make sure you wont damage the circuit, just touch the circuit board on its sides.. Never touch any components, it will damage your circuit board.
You can't replace it, there are no replacement parts for it. If something failed you replace the entire case. So just get a new one from here
http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategory=92&name=External-Enclosures Just match the size and type of your hard disk - in your case an 3,5" and SATA.
The drive itself is probably safe. The power circuit board inside is usually toast when this happens. But given the low replacement cost of these external drives, it's probably not worth trying to get it repaired. I don't know if anyone besides the manufacturer would even try to service this. The cost of parts (if they can be obtained at all) and labor might approach that of a new drive. WD may offer a flat-rate repair service (likely they would just put your drive into a new housing), but I've never checked. Their website should list service options.
Your best course might be to remove the drive and check it by hooking it up in your computer. If it survived, order an external drive case from any of many online sources and put the drive into it. Otherwise you haven't wasted any more money on a repair.
sounds like youve fried your hard drive. Has the computer been dropped recently?? Or you got a disk boot sector virus that has blocked access to the hard drive. the clicking is the data arms scratching into the disk media. Either way it means a new hard drive.
The extra 4 volts of electricity may have fried the electronic parts inside the external drive's case. In other words, your hard drive may be ok even though the little circuit board that matches the external hard drive to your pc's USB outlet is ruined. A computer shop can remove the hard drive from the external case and test that drive to see if it's still working. That's the best case senario. My best guess is that you cooked the electronics in the external case AND the hard drive. So sorry.
I think you have already diagnosed the problem sufficiently, the tolerance of the free Agent is less than +/- 1.5v so you have undoubtably fried the controller board in the freeagent case. The real question is wether the PCB board in the case was kind enough to blow out quickly and save the drive itself.
First step is to take it to the local computer shop and have the hdd swapped into a fresh case. If it works in the new case you're done, if not, you'll likely need the help of a pro to recover the data off the drive.
Give it a shot and report back, if it's not successful, let me know what country, state and city you're located in and I'll make a recommendation for a professional facility that can help you with the recovery.
Sadly if you fried the drive with that PSU cord it would be pretty hard for a home repair. If you know its definatly dead, I would just remove the drive from the external unit and try to connect it internally to a computer. If the adaptor is different you could buy a cheapy online somewhere.