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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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