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My 1tb disk fell from a table and it doesn'st work

My external My Book fell from a table and it didn't want to turn on. I opened it and found out the problem was the connection with the usb/power card. I'm positive the hard drive itself is still fine, but I need a new usb card. Anyone knows where I can find the same exact one they use?

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Considering the fact that you can buy them from Western Digital, for an arm and a leg of coarse.  I would say look on ebay for a junk one with a bad hard drive and just swap it.  Other than that you can buy just an empty hard drive enclosure off ebay or newegg pretty cheap...around 20 bucks.  I am taking it your hard drive would probably be a SATA.  But before you buy, make sure the connectors will fit.  it will be long and skinny, which is IDE or short and skinny, SATA.

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546 will turn on normally(light is blue) but won't display my monitor and usb ports power some items and not others.


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Western Digital My Book hard drives use USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 speeds to transfer data from the hard drive to the computer and vice versa. When your My Book external hard drive is not performing properly or not turning on, you can troubleshoot the problem before sending the hard drive back to the manufacturer. Correctly powering up and installing the My Book are essential for transferring information and avoiding corruption.

Run your fingers up and down the power cable that connects to the back of the My Book hard drive and the wall outlet in your home. Feel for breaks or tears on the cable and replace the cable if needed. Check the pin on the back of the hard drive where the power cable meets the drive. Make sure the pin is straight and will make contact with the power cable properly. If the pin is bent, send the hard drive to Western Digital for repair. Plug a different device into the power outlet you are using to make sure it works properly. Use a device that you know powers on correctly. b> Slow Transfer Rates b> Open your computer's tower and check over the PCI adapter card that gives you the ability to achieve USB 3.0 speeds. Make sure that the adapter card is installed correctly per your manufacturer's installation manual. If the PCI adapter card is not installed correctly, you will not be able to transfer data in the 3.0 speed. Disconnect any other external hard drives connected to the system. When two hard drives are connected via USB, they share the transfer rate bandwidth and slow your transfer speeds down. Run a Windows Update to change the USB driver on your computer. Click "Start" then "All Programs" and then "Windows Update." Run the update and choose your correct USB 3.0 driver from the list. Click "Install" at the bottom to install the driver. Hope this helps.

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Data recovery on blackarmor ws110


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you could get this on Ebay if you dont have an account you will need to create one
https://scgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?RegisterEnterInfo
Add Email adress
Add Bank Acc
Add Credit Card
also add your postal adress
also add a paypal account

when you get to the paypal login page at the bottom you will see new to paypal sign up tab
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be very specific when you type in the search
always ask questions? before you make a purchase and keep the email/s for security reasons if the item arrives and its not as described

you will even see the pictures of your item so you cant make a mistake and get them home delivered


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USB 2.0 To SATA IDE 3.5 2.5 Hard Drive with an Adapter Cable

yes you would have to remove the hard drive and use a usb sata ide kit

you will have to open up your computer to connect a power lead either sata or molar

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=SATA+Power+Splitter&qpvt=SATA+Power+Splitter&FORM=IGRE


once connected to another computer to a usb port and power supply you should get a message found new hardware and it should install the drivers

it should show on your computer or you might have to install it manually


click start click on computer to open you should see this drive

if you dont

click start control panel administrative tools computer management device manager scroll down universal serial bus controllers you could see a yellow question / exclamation mark? ! or a red X

you will need to update/reinstall drivers

right click to reinstall drivers


if you can see your usb drive but its not working

ports (com&lpt) right click update driver


once you see this drive just click on it to open and copy all or any data you want and save it to another usb drive


hope this helps


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