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I have a Maxtor BAsics 500gb USB ext hard drive. The usb connector has come away from the circuit board. This circuit board can be removed from the main body - Question is ... Can i purchase any spares that would solve this problem - Can the circuit board, which houses the usb connector, be replaced? If so where can i get the bits from ?

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Hi,

You can sometimes remove the connector clean up the sauder and reattach it to the circuit board. If you're handy with a saudering iron it's not difficult.

If you don't own one or aren't so handy I'm sorry to say it's not easy to find spare parts for those. What you can do though would be to take it to a computer store and ask them if they can sell you a new USB enclosure for your drive and they can move the HDD from the maxtor case into a working one.

This should prove an inexpensive solution either way.


Hope this helps FixYa,

Chris

Posted on Apr 30, 2009

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