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Replacement power cables

I have a western digital 500gb elements external hard drive and my power cable got destroyed but i cant seem to find replacements anywhere including on the wd site any ideas?

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  • Anonymous Jan 29, 2009

    Anyone know what power supply they use.

  • globbostring Jan 30, 2009

    I have the same problem and I am unable to get a replacement. The transformer is U/S I may try to get it repaired at an electronics shop.

  • Anonymous Feb 04, 2009

    I really need to get this sorted to.

  • Sollytear Feb 04, 2009

    I need a replacement as well.

  • technodummy2 Feb 06, 2009

    my power supply appears ok until it is plugged into the drive, then the green light goes out. I have a person looking at it. If I get a solution I'll let you know.

  • Sledet Feb 06, 2009

    I have the same problem. I was wondering if it worth $35-40 to pay electricians to replace the connector when we can buy the whole unit for $90 :-/

  • Anonymous May 06, 2009

    Can't get new power :(

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    is that just the usb cable ?

  • Brian May 15, 2013

    I had the same problem, but i just bought a new extern cabinet, it cost about 20$, and put the old hdd into it.



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Can find them on eBay, if you can narrow down on the manufacture date. For the model I had, either Acbel AD6008 OR Asian Power Devices (APD) DA-30C01 work. I ordered a replacement which worked - but my real problem was needing a new hard drive casing. So now I have 2 power cords I don't need...but at least I have my data.

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