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Usb connector broke on hard drive

Cand my information still be recovered if the usb port is broken on my hard drive??

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  • justin_a_dun Jan 15, 2009

    i really am compuer elitorate but ill ask around about what you recomended. souds to me like good advice. thank you much

  • justin_a_dun Jan 15, 2009

    sorry to bug ya but i do need further assistance i dont know what a ide or sata i? lol explain to me as if i never heard of a computer befor please.

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I'm gonna guess and say the connector is a plug-in type? You'll be happy to hear that YES! all data is safe (or sould be)
You simply have to open the case, disconnect the HDD from the existing controller PCB. 1 of the connectorsis a opaque plastic PLUG with 4 thick wires (12v, Gnd, Gnd and +5v) and will have to be 'teased off' by pulling straight out and wiggling side to side, and the other is a slide-on,Black or Grey 40Pin Flatwire IDE or much smaller 8-Pin SATA connector. You can simply install it in another USB carrier of the same type (IDE/SATA) or your desktop as a spare drive. Empty USB HDD Carriers are avail from MicroCenter for $20.00 Let me know how you get on or if you need further assist.

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